1227357  Poems Read Home Login

 ramblings and things

Sovereign Oak

This world is changing madly
At a faster increasing pace
For two hundred years have I watched it
Anchored securely in my growing place
On my wooded hillside unspoiled still
Though where I used to look out on green
Is now brick and concrete and steel
Vast has the march of devastation been
And the woods where I was saplinged
Are decimated and straggling and thin
Barely now adequate for the cover
Of the wildlife that live herein
The breeze that sways and moves me
To accompany the old dawn bird song
Now accompanies a chorus
Rather more thin than strong
I am delving deep for my wetness
Ever deeper into the mantling earth
Searching searching for the wetness
Once so free at in my days of birth
Rainforest brothers tell me
They are falling to axe and saw
So that their vast protecting canopy
Will soon protect earth no more
All add to the chaos of warmth
And faster melting polar ice
So that by the time scale we see in
They will be gone in just a trice
Earth Mother is mysterious
She will adapt and survive
Some species gone for ever
While others will thrive
Theses changes once started
Move inexorably on
Pass the point of no return
Just a blink and the present is gone

©2000 - 2022, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]