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Summer Bummer

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and temperate.”

The Bard of Avon

Last afternoon, the temperature rose to as high as 40 Degree Celsius. It was high, even for a bird searching for an early worm. Leaves fell down like lashes, as the grass on the other side turned ochre, rather than retaining its “greener” hue.

The reason is the same, from Mumbai to Mizoram. The unforgiving summer has arrived, with all its fury. There are only a few things which the human mind can comprehend, that can allay Phoebus’ fire. One can stay indoors, make fans out of old newspapers, and end up with just a small case of the infamous Tennis Elbow. Or one can carry water at all times, preferably with sugar dissolved in it, to escape the ignominious possibility of a heatstroke. In a crisis like this, we often seek out solace from CFCs, or Air conditioners. We must therefore keep in mind, that even Electricity needs a rest, and that if it isn’t required, it is better to switch it off. Moreover, it is imperative that we realize that plants also require water, and we must try to conserve it, by closing leaky taps and getting them fixed. Beating the heat seems difficult nowadays, but the least we can do is put up a brave fight.

Moreover, we must join our forces against this dry Tempest, and understand that it isn’t too late to save Earth, before it actually is.

Hopefully it’ll rain today, and I can return to my nest, unbaked.
In anticipation (of a cloudy sky),
Birdie.

Written by:
Adwiti Singh
Class XI B
Article Credited By: Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Kanpur

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