IN ADMIRATION of Umaima and Ekta

I admire people, who tread the path less travelled,
Those who leave their footprints on the sands of time,
Those who usher in a new era of hope,
Those who do not need a coracle to cross the turbulence of life.

I am in awe of those who walk the path less travelled,
They, who, do not hesitate to scale the heights where many would dither,
They, who, do not vacillate between the crevice of indecisiveness and success,
They are ordinary people like you or me, but born to win.

I cherish these leaders, who walk the path less travelled,
Who endeavour to preserve our precious tomorrow
Those who have conviction in their beliefs,
Those who stand apart creating an alcove for others to follow,
For they are the harbinger of a change …. For a better tomorrow.

I respect their ability to stride the path less travelled,
And yet make a difference in this divergent world,
Where indifference and apathy towards nature is the accepted norm.
I salute them for their perseverance to nurture nature,
For enrolling themselves as the caretaker of Earth,
For their crusade for signing on a Green Global Deal
For chanting the “mantra “of 3Rs – Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
They who aspire to dream of a world with an enriched environment to cherish.
They who yearn to leave a legacy for the future.

Shikha Roy