Taking Back Our Hidden Paradise

The Greedy

hiddenIt seems like it was just yesterday. The sand on the hidden beach was soft, clean and white; the ocean majestic, powerful and pure. Β Wild trees grew wherever they liked and exotic flowers bloomed.

And on this – my home – descended a business tycoon. He came, saw and bought.

The coral, the sea shells and the lives of the crabs that scuttled across the beach became his. He captured the blue parrots, the yellow songbirds – he bought them all.


Alas! How greedy he was! He bought the pure, unpolluted air, the splendid sunset and the roar of the wind.Β  And thus, to my dismay, my hidden world was splashed across glossy magazines. New York, Hong Kong and Timbuktu heard about this Jewel of the Ocean, this Paradise; my home.

Hidden, I watched and waited.

I saw them leave trash around the trees and tear fruits with their teeth. Yearning to free the crabs from the net, the fish from the line and the monkey from the cage but Fate had that I could not! However, I had to be careful, I had to be wise.

Hidden; no one could find me.

Wailing and grieving but I stayed hidden. Thinking the end was near but then came the rain. It brought thunder and lightning; the ocean crashed and the wind screamed.

My heart jumped for joy! The mist, the frost, the fog – there was a revolt as never seen before. We came. We fought and we won back our home.

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22 thoughts on “Taking Back Our Hidden Paradise

  1. Greed is what has been killing the world and what will continue to do so. Rich and greedy together is a prescription for disaster. When you add heartless to that, need I say more?

    1. Ms Claudette

      No, you need not go any further Mardene. πŸ™

  2. This world is not only our home, ts our children, grandchildren and more’s home. We must treasure it today so we leave it even better than we found it…It is a paradise. Yet most people think there is a paradise after we die that we go to πŸ™‚ Its here and now!

    1. Ms Claudette

      I could not agree with you more that it is here and now Sylvia! πŸ™‚

  3. Nicole Escat

    What a wonderful post. This serves as a reminder that we should not be abusive with our resources.

    1. Ms Claudette

      So true Nicole! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  4. What a refreshing read. I think the idea of home is one evryone understands
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    1. Ms Claudette

      You are so right Momina! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  5. This is such an interesting viewpoint. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  6. Fascinating. We do not realize the value of what we have and go on abusing it. The earth and the environment is our gift and we need to preserve it.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Interesting that you commented from such an important perspective Vyjay! Thanks. πŸ™‚

  7. Very creative post – thanks for sharing!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks for dropping by Shannon and reading. πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am sure Asma will be grateful to read your comment. Thanks Divya! πŸ™‚

  8. Elizabeth O.

    This is quite interesting. Are you writing from someone else’s perspective or is it yours? People often take advantage of the resources that they have until the resources are empty and damaged and that’s the time they leave. Heartbreaking but true.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I (Claudette) gave Asma the picture and she wrote from her heart. As to whether it is her personal story, she will have to say. πŸ™‚

  9. I’m not sure I’ve kept a lot hidden as I’m pretty much an open book.

    1. Ms Claudette

      That’s awesome, Naomi! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  10. [ Smiles ] An intriguing blog post!

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