Years ago, when the first of our race
Came to Earth, In nature they found solace
They befriended the birds, and the trees
And worshipped the mighty beasts.
One day, the skies poured and the winds blew,
Had to find a shelter now, they knew.
So the Chief called the men of the village,
To build a roof was his message.
Happy years passed thus, when one day
Some of the brightest minds found a way
To shut the world when needed and they
Built the windows, to keep the nature away.
Then came the day when the doors were closed,
Since the indoors were much loved.
Soon enough they closed the windows
To drive away the dust and smokes.
Build a roof he said,
And shut the world they did .
For they had now shut the air,
Still, it was easy not to care
With windows closed, they started living in a box
It was rarely opened but for drying the socks.
No one noticed, the kids falling ill, and the fading smiles
Nature was forgotten and no one heard her cries.
Until one day, all got sick
Now, they got time to think .
And then they noticed the shut windows
So the chief ordered to open the windows
The wind came in , and there was air again
The lights came in , and the sun was seen again.
With windows and eyes opened ,
They saw Nature again, their first friend
They saw their neighbors.
Who were no longer strangers.
Open the windows , he said
And, Embrace the world, they did.