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(Raise Your Voice) The Simple Truth

Poetry By: Ousma

This is written for pollution, environmental destruction, global warming, and the plethora of other disgusting things we are doing to this planet. I think the last few verses say it all. I hope it hit home.

Submitted:May 29, 2011    Reads: 113    Comments: 7    Likes: 3   

Here is the wolf

Treveling at a steady pace

On silent lithe paws

Tireless miles to go today

Across the plains

And beneath the shadows of pines

She will cover great distance

Then go all the way back

She has hungry mouths to feed

Uknown to the untrained eye

A huntress of deadly beauty

A thick coat of silken fur

Fateful teeth and a soothing tongue

Contained in one powerful jaw

Hear her sing at night

Her voice so stunning and inviting

Even the moon stops to listen

And she sets the stars to dance

Here is the tree

Standing tall, a pensive giant

Hundreds of leaves

Harvesting the sun

Extensive twisting roots

Reaching for Earth's center

Living a peaceful life

Centuries wise

Offering kind hospitality to all

Never complains; only content

The squirrels nest, the birds roost

The insects dig, the children climb

All are welcome

Thr rough peeling bark

Holds a soft fresh soul

Thriving and ever-growing

Here is the hummingbird

A quiet rare delight

Sipping from flower to vibrant flower

Shyand humble

Only those who are gentle and unobtrusive

May observe him, so quick and elusive

Tiny feathers full of flashing color

Throats made of ruby

Faster than a blur

Wings beating and abuzz

He does not forget

How short and precious life is

He only has a blink of time

To leave his mark on the world

A humbled creature indeed

Here is the human

Always in a rush

Too busy to pause for a breath

To hesitate for a moment

And appreciate this world

A loud and infectious species

Spreading across the world like adisease

Selfish and greedy

Consumed by their materialistic need

Forgetting the simple joys

Given the ability to create

Yetthey choose to destroy

Shoot the wolf

For hunting sheep

On the land stolen from her

Cut down the tree

To make acrid black pavement

For their smog-spitting inventions

Scare away the hummingbird

For they do not understand

The concepts of gentleness and unobtrusiveness

Poisoningtheir only planet

Eventually they'llbe the death of themselves

If they keep going on this way

Granted with free-thinking and intelligence

Yet too ignorant to know thissimple fact.


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