Sign of Progress

Standing in a quagmire

sniffing chemicals in the air

a kettle filled with black water

cameras film the despair

Longing for the forest

of streams that are crystal clear

wildlife roaming in the trees

of a life so dear

Warning signs of the toxins

erasure of common sense

progress all around

the air is dense

A ray of hope

a picture of the brain

thinking of what is being lost

standing in the acid rain

A few gather together

leaving the progress behind

preferring to live in simplicity

returning to an earlier time

Encroachment continues

the few begin to fight

others join them

seeing the light

In the forest

a bird flies above

singing to all those around

the Earth still has love

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce


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