The engine broke the silence as it burst into life,
then plied its way through dirty plains pulling up
to gaze at towering trees alive with bright birds’
chattering and calling in alarm at the gruff roaring
of the massive monster rolling towards their roots.
They flew in consternation away from the trees
making a rainbow cloud that delighted the driver,
but obediently he opened throttle and charged
at that beauty, and love and birth and limitless
opportunities with the tragic tools of tyranny.
The trees crashed to the ground and tiny leaf
ants ran neath blundering, biting wheels, while
flowers of subtle hues, and harbingers of hope
were smashed and burned by the short sighted,
will of humans heartily seeking hasty returns.
Blatantly destroying the hopes of billions around
the globe as deliberately they decided to loose
live threatening gases, killing for bucks natures
blotting paper, seeing nothing but barren fields
filled with forlorn frightened herds built to taste,
committing self destruction as the future unfurls,
While, in the doleful dismal not far away, work
tenacious teams, patiently prepping and planting;
with visions of a restored, rainbow hued rainforest
where human’s see the glory and not the money.
If you would like to know how to help –
The tenacious team is 8BillionTrees.