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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