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The Rainforest

Luxurious and resplendent
Like a damsel in a green gown
Unexplored and unknown
The woods
A haven for all life

A canopy of towering trees
Umbrella for plants and shrubs
Fresh waters of the stream
Trickle melodiously through rocks

Where animals of the wild wander free –
As the sun sets
Owls, bats and creatures of the night
Take refuge in your bosom

Dark, dangerous and deep
What secrets do you keep?
As you welcome
Seekers of thrill and adventure

Axes and bulldozers
Cut and plunder  mercilessly-
As  the green cover disappears
I hear the moan,  I hear your cries

What was once
Beautiful  and green
Dense rainforest and woods
Is today a concrete jungle

© copyright skm, 13th June, 2011

  1. June 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Well said, my friend..well written too…


  2. June 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Nice poem. Clean and lush, with a lot of vibrant imagery that lends itself to the main argument of the poem– that to destroy such beauty is an arrogant, tragic choice for man to make. Can’t wait to read more of your work.

    • June 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Sylvia.. glad you like it and thanks for subsribing to my blog:)

  3. July 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    incredible .. forests are the lifeblood of the world .. like in my country many tropical rain forests
    only people who are not responsible for that damage the source of life .. Forest ..

    • July 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Evan – Thanks for visiting and making a comment 🙂

  4. Kay Salady
    November 23, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Oh wow, that took a twist as a knife of pain takes away our glorious trees. A beautiful stand in favor of our forests and the sanctuary the trees provide. Very well written.

  5. November 23, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Beautifully expressed. i could picture the mysterious rain-forest through your words and hear its cries at it being replaced by the new form of jungles. Well done.

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