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A DUO: i WILL LAY ME DOWN.... ( please read: is my heart)

I WILL LAY ME DOWN

 

humans, do listen to me:

I am part of an oak tree

that they chose to cut down

the city is too crowded

I say let it be

 

so I sit here in front of the park bench

meant for recreation

for ones to enjoy the beauty

of trees, streams, ducks in peace

I scream out for you to hear

 

SEE THE WHOLE TREE IN ME

SEE THE FORESTS IN ME

TRAMPLED BY US YOU"D BE

WHILE SITTING ON THAT BENCH

MADE FROM ONE OF US!!!!!

 

I WILL LAY ME DOWN

and tell you a tale that is true

more and more of your land

is destroyed by storms, fires, and....

chemicals made by YOU!!!!

 

Chemical dumping decades ago

pollutants in the air

hydrofracking -- oh yes WE know the truth

you humans are good at denial and lies

while all Nature would have you hear our cries

 

WATCHER:

I would lay me down

go home to heaven right now

if I could undo the damage done to nature

my heart bleeds through and through

I couldn't sleep this morning

for hearing one-third of American birds

are at risk for extinction or vast decline

due to the errors of mankind, big-time

 

I WOULD LAY ME DOWN RIGHT NOW...

DO LOOK AT ME....

SO WE SIT AND LOOK AT EACH OTHER

BOTH BROKEN, SENSITIVE, WE RECLINE.

 

-- by Elaine C. Hull

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Taken on March 6, 2012