The axe’s handle is made from the very wood it maliciously chops down.
its death brings havoc for the birds that called that tree a sanctuary
now they have to scavenge for something life had given to them freely
creatures of the earth are caught up in between a war that they know nothing about
Deserts begin to engulf forests for trees fall by the millions
from thirst and the never ending need for wood
their demise is birthed by men’s greed
Slowly death creeps upon planet earth
its grisly hands are strangling the dear life out of it
now rivers no longer run freely in the wild
oceans are burdened with waste that suffocates life in the deep waters
The life giving air that we breathe
slowly perishes due to chemicals that fill the skies
the scorching heat dries up the streams that used to trickle down the mountains
so less water will rise up and grace the earth as rain
the heavens no longer kiss the lands with showers of rain the type that made our forefathers
Humanity is suicidal
dangling between life and death
we are too ignorant
that is why we do not realise that only we can solve this problem that we have started
we are possessed with the idea that we are superior
our quest for more is killing the very miracle we call earth
Now she lays there hopelessly
for she was once a splendor
once a fascination
the pride of the universe is now crippled
crippled by its own beings
Mother nature will perish and so will we
so take a step and make it a better place for all
conserve and preserve the environment, the change starts with you.
Featured image | Pictures from the Mount Kenya region, for the Two Degrees Up project, to look at the impact of climate change on agriculture | CIAT | flickr
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