Hi I am Varun
‘Mr Water’ if you please,
I’m here to make new friends
With you and all your buddies.
I’m a quiet kinda guy
So I don’t like to brag;
But fact is I’m a superhero
Better than your comic book gags!
Whoosh ! I can disappear
And envelop you in ghostly mist;
Thunk! I can sink the titanic
With my solid icy fist!
I am a fun filled fella
Come with me for a spin;
Sailing and swimming and flying and skiing’
You name the game and I’m in.
Par Bachchoo apun se panga mat lena!
Mai garam ho gayaa to tera ubla anda banaa doonga
Yaa thand maar ke aadmi ka putlaa banaa doonga
Arre! Apun woh danger cheez hai jiski phook hee railgaadi bhagaa de !
At the risk of sounding arrogant
Let me tell you I’m unique
I’m called the universal solvent
And | expand when I freeze
There’s 344 million cubic miles of me
Unchanged since the earth was made
Of this 315 million cubic miles of sea
3 times more than land
With just 0.5% of me
I slake the thirst of all life;
I’ll bet my last drop
You cant live 5 days without me!
75% of you is me
Just ask you bio teacher
If there can be life without me ?
I live my life on your planet
Over and over again
Mother ice gives birth to a droplet
That bounces into a merry stream
Racing crazily down the mountain
Sneaking around grandpa rocks
And hiding in crevices.
From stream to mighty river
My transformation is complete,
Quiet, strong and nurturing
Life thrives in and around me.
You don’t give a damn about me,
Why else would you dump everyday
2 million tons of waste in me ??
You lock me in cramped dams
And build houses on my beautiful bed.
You suck dry every source
And blacken the little that’s left !
And when I go in hiding
Deep into the earth’s womb
You yank me out mercilessly
To flush out your potty !!
You’ve left me no place to live
Filled up my lakes, ponds and rivers’
You’ve killed my big-bro forests
And now you call me ‘absconder’!!
What I need is a Maneka Gandhi
A ‘ People for Ethical Treatment of Water’
Or ‘Z category’ commando protection
From those I love to serve!!
Bruised, battered, infected and famished
I finally reach the sea
Cuddled deep in its immensity
I wait for the sun to set me free
I ride the flaming sun
Give colour to heaven’s palette
Till I’m born again as a drop.