From tropical to temperate                              

From desert to marine                                     

Plant speak a lot

As the nature green                                                                                                                                                   

From tree to herbs

Medicinal to flower

They have infinite use

This is nature’s power

 But this diversity is at threat

Diversity is at danger

And we are looking to it

Just like a stranger                                                                   

We need to conserve

 We need to protect

We need to care plants

To reduce negative impact

This diversity is nature’s gift

The future of tomorrow

If we lost this

We will live in sorrow

So we will stand together

With all our force

Just to make strong

Our plant genetic resource


About the Author

Shubham Singh is from Chandigarh, Haryana, India. He is currently doing 3rd year BSc (Hons) in Agriculture at Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi (UP). His hobbies include Reading biography books, writing articles and poetry on environment and he is passionate about research in agriculture, primarily in plant science.
What made him to write this poem –climate change and rapid urbanization have an adverse effect on our plant genetic resource, which are vital source for any crop improvement or breeding program. Some plants even got extinct without being characterized and this loss of diversity may affect our future goals to make high yielding and disease resistance varieties.

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