(Dedicated to a pristine world Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)Pollution Recycling>
[Imagine a vegetarian egalitarian world creating heaven on earth! Kolki]
When my bi-weekly garbage became two small plastic bags
The pick up persons were worrying about their jobs!
But when I gave them just one small grocery bag
They were speechless, How could you do that?
I asked myself the same question and found the answer!
It was the result of my year long minimization effort -
Which helped me realize how we buy unnecessary stuffs
Only to create more garbage while hurting inside and outside!
I started with avoiding all canned and bottled products
Graduating to exclude processed food all-together
As I gained confidence mastering cooking healthy elite
Garnishing them with boiled and raw vegetables delights!
Of course it was easier being a vegetarian
Composting all inedible vegetables, fruits, and leftovers
Recycling milk containers, papers, and plastic bags
All I had as garbage were used napkins and tissue papers
Along with packets and labels of modern grocery as bonus
In spite of living with sixty plus free lovebirds!
I wish I could do the same with garbages beyond my control!
Like enormously fat newspapers with ads and coupons
Television ads that marring news and programs blurring vision
Political campaigns that embrace gossips wasting billions
Prison industries that profit from influx of felons
Yellow journalism which is polluting nations and notions
Amendments to bi-laws that encourage logging and discriminations
Covert intelligences that disabling overt democratic institutions
Military spending that leading us to self destruction
Scriptures that spreading lies for hegemony and dominations!
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;