Poetry – Lungs Of the World

Lungs Of the World

The lungs of the world,

A reservoir of life,

Rich beyond belief.

A place of wonder,

A wealth of treasure

Being stolen by a thief.

Opher -11.3.2021

We stand toothless as the forces of greed inexorably destroy the greatest treasure we have – the rainforest.

All over the world the great forests are being cleared. They are changed into plantations, small farms and grazing land.

The creatures that lived in these areas are killed.

The oxygen they put into our atmosphere is reduced.

The carbon they take out of the air is now free to warm the planet.

The soil is eroded.

We are all the poorer.

Such short-term stupidity.

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