Fay Slimm.





Soundlessly screaming down she goes.
Clawing the bedding her branching toes.
Cracking of limbs making terminal sound.
Breaking her back she drops to the ground.

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Axes held ready for successive blows.
Another tree tumbling, down she goes.
           Forests are falling on which breath relies         
While rootlessly naked woodland soil dries.

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No matter the future timber must fall.
Careless abuse taking no blame at all.
A Cedar succumbs and crying she goes.
Crashes to floor in sudden death-throws.

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Planet's oxygenation lopped by greed.
Indiscriminate raping ought to concede.
Trees purify air as earth's magnet unrolls
Lunacy governs when down each tree goes.

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Shame on those aiding deforestation.

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 29th, 2019 04:32
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • orchidee

    A fine write Fay. A terrible thing - we'll suffer for it sooner or later. Trees that have there much longer than us, gone in a moment. Well, I know some on MPS are old as a dinosaur (me anyway!), so we could be older than those trees! heehee.

    • Fay Slimm.

      I agree Orchi - humanity will suffer from deforestation.

    • orchidee

      But - a conservation group locally campaigned. A concrete-jungle - carbuncle on the landscape - of a road system next to a riverside has been scrapped for second time. Hooray!
      We've some woody areas not too far from where I live, for pleasant rambles. Not so much this season though!

    • kevin browne

      We cut down a million trees a day. we are contaminating the air we breath, we pollute the water we drink all for the sake of wealth. It makes me hope in the glorious days when Mother Nature shows her hand at last, and wipe these demons away. A wonderful tribute towards the health of our trees, Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Outrageous the numbers of trees which are felled today Kevin - nature will surely show her hand soon. Thanks for your input to this cry in the friend.

        • kevin browne

          If only the human race would pull together and loosen the belts which strangle all types of life. Not just trees. Playing ignorant and even denying what is actually happening on our planet. We need to clean it up a bit and bring its sparkle back,

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          HEY FAY ~ You're in my neck of the woods today ~ Deforestation ~ CO2 Increase & Global Warming etc. An elegant but very sad Poem. As you know PLANTS absorb CO2 and release O2 by photosynthesis to produce GLUOCOSE (& starch & cellulose). ANIMALS breath in O2 which burns (metabolises) GLUCOSE to form CO2 & H2O. This symbiosis between PLANTS & ANIMALS produced a favourable atmospheric CO2 content of 250 ppm for thousands of Years. Since the Industrial Revolution Man has lived outside Nature and the CO2 content has risen to 450 ppm and could rise to 1000 ppm by 2100. The reasons are an increase in Population (to 15 billion ?) Urbanisation (> 50%) and Deforestation (increasing !).
          Thanks for drawing our attention to this Lunacy together with Mister Trump using more Fossil Fuels etc.
          Yours as always BRIAN !
          Please check ANGELA's Poem "WELLINGTON" also our new FUSION "HOLIDAY PLANS for 2019" ~ please add a Poem ~
          Thanks B & A 🧡🧡

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes my friend - - living outside Nature can only finish in earth-wide disaster.Thanks for your informative comment on deforestation.

          • Netashi

            Mother earth is dying while we sit in our ivory towers. Greatly written work about nature. Keep up the great work

            • Fay Slimm.

              Yes my friend - the ravage of mother earth will bring its own penalty while we sit and watch. Thanks for your comment on deforestation.

            • Michael Edwards

              A sad state of play so eloquently expressed.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanks Michael for your reminder . Such a sad state of neglect to research the worldwide effect of deforestation.

              • dusk arising

                Look what happened to Easter Island.

                All very well to sympathise from afar but..... if we stopped buying the products which are the root cause of the problem then the problem would go away. You and i and a few others may care but most dont care enough or even know about it.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Too true that the public when fully aware could outlaw the buying of bare-earth products - - thanks so much for your input to this serious subject of deforestation my friend.

                • Gino

                  Excellent written poem. It's an unfortunate blunder mankind has yet to learn, that the trees, forests and all the beautiful nature help conserve our survival. Unfortunately greed has an eye at every corner we error to mirror...

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Thank you Gino for your valued opinion on deforestation and its effects. Greed is indeed is the blunder mankind has made on this serious issue of the role trees play in life on earth.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Lunacy indeed Fay, absolute lunacy.

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      I agree wholeheartedly that the word I had to use sums up the worldwide danger of deforestation. Thanks for your in put dear Goldie.

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