The Forest


Is the forest filled
with trees of danger and despair
or a haven of birds
unicorns and devas?

Cut down the forest
sell the wood to the devil
who feeds on our greed and fear.
Clear the underbrush
wherein lurks temptation
prepare the land for
sand dunes of ruin.

Once our lands
were filled with mighty
forests home to beast and beauty
now asphalt heats
boiling putrid waters filled
with industrial wastes
people drowning in chemicals
and death, dwindling to a
trickle of despair.

Is it too late to change
how the story ends?
Too late to fill the land
with joyous song again?
No, but we must act now
to stop this tale of greed.
We must stand together
say, “no more!” then
act swiftly to save humanity.

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7 Responses to The Forest

  1. Guestspeaker says:

    Reblogged this on From guestwriters and commented:
    Though being 5 over 12 it is not too late to change our behaviour and to call a halt to the destructive power of man’s greed.


  2. Amen. May we be good stewards of what the Father have placed in our possessions.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. OldenGray says:

    A majestic photograph about a majestic subject. Great words describing the current condition of most the forests. Mankind does not understand the concept of boundaries…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Meredyth says:

    Reblogged this on EyeMeredyth and commented:
    Save the Trees.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Akanksha says:

    A thought provoking blog and very well presented… All your posts are lovely and meaningful.

    Liked by 1 person

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