Where has all the Wildlife Gone?

Where has all the Wildlife Gone?

Oh my pretty wildlife where did you go?

Did we expel you, did we tear you apart?

All before me I see built up world’s and skyscrapers, animals cannot hide.

Missing earth, flowers all things that make the wild.

A little boy wants to explore, there is nothing left to see.

Where has all the wildlife gone? Why are there mountains without Snow?

A child will not see a leopard or elephant before he goes to bed.

They have become a bed time story, a myth among the greats.

One day soon there will be another boy looking out in the wilderness.

“Where has all the wildlife gone I cannot see?”

“Oh my son I can’t remember the last time I saw wildlife.”


Featured image: Joseph Echeverria | flickr

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