By: Naima Baghozi

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Looking out of my window across the lushly green field that is across my house, all I can see are these beautiful colours of blues, reds, yellows, whites, purples and much more wonderful colours. I wonder to myself what these colours that are so beautiful and pleasing to my eyes are. They can only be flowers in different colours. Thus, each morning the first thing I do, would be to rush to my window so I can look at this beautiful scene that is so pleasing to my eyes.

I am not one for going out much but one day my curiosity got the better of me and I decided I would like to go across the field. This was also going to be my chance to get a closer look at all those beautiful different coloured flowers and maybe get to smell their sweet scent.

On this particular day, I set out and trudged on to the field with my crutches, with great excitement. As I neared the field, guess what met me if not shock of shocks! All those beautiful colours that I thought were flowers turned out to be plastic bags and rugs and all kind of litter and garbage that people dumped on the field. The scent I expected turned out to be a stench which I could not but hold my nose tight!

It really broke my heart and I felt so disappointed for the sight that caught me. I just turned around slowly, heavy hearted and walked back to my house wondering ‘IS THIS THE ENVIRONMENT WE WANT???’

Well, this could act as a good food for thought for everyone. Until when will we live in the kind of environment we are living in?!

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