What Was Lost, What Survived
Descent of humans began
Never to truly regain
When forests were still lush, creamy and bold
When rivers spewed forth wherever they scrolled
Wild, full of luster, sprouted roots
Diversity was persistent, creating fruits.
Divulging in greed, cacophonous in approach
Man assembled everyone by their throat
Disregarding all, putting in his speed
He felled trees, grazed mountains and increased his creed
Tamed seas to kill, mastered the art of arrows
He even searched for animals deep down in their burrows.
What made him so envious, what made him lose his mind?
Nothing in this world could satiate this lost kind
He couldn’t even stay fit from all the loot done
For every bird he killed, he wanted a feather for fun
While squandering away his riches and the jewels of this Earth
He surely misplaced valor, Nature and Her worth.
Discord ruled his heart, he never felt sublime
Murder of creatures was now his bell and chime
Not even then did he give up to procreate
What he had devastated, what future had he made
Mindless in his aim, now ruled by his pride
Disowning even his children, no matter how they cried.
Knowing not what had been done, turning his past to stone
Man destroyed this planet, now bygones aren’t bygones
What benevolence could he now receive on Christmas, Eid or New Year’s?
For Santa had been long lost and the crescent was in tears
He claims to love Nature, hiding behind his dark lies
What was it that was lost, what will then survive?