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Scorch the forest!
Raze the land!
For now death
is at hand!

Steel and iron,
flames and fire!
Gunpowder explodes
and kindles their ire!

Creatures flee as
bulldozers charge,
the yellow steel
imposing and large!

The weight of the air
goes from light to heavy.
Smoke chokes all around.
Waters break their levees.

The rivers are covered
with soot and ash.
Cornered animals are shot down
as they attempt to be brash.

Trees fall with thoughtless intent,
fueling the fires before they are spent.
The peace of the green is truly rent.
The hunters sneer in their contempt.

Carcasses float in the pollution
of the once-blue stream.
A fawn prods its mother
as if caught in a bad dream.

The child is shot down,
its body left be.
There is no room for it
among the encroaching industry.

Bones and charred remains
litter new city streets.
The hunters indulge
in a feast of the gathered meats.

The trees left alone
turn brown, wither and die.
They let themselves go.
They choose not to try.

Survival has shifted.
No seed will be sown.
No crickets chirp in the starlight.
No more green thing will grow.

The gods cry in wonder.
They do not take the blame
for the death they allowed,
yet they hang in their shame.

The steel and smoke
blossoms and grows.
The smell all around
offends even the hunter's nose.

With nothing left to chase,
the hunters hold no pace.
There isn't even a trace
of pride upon each gritty face.

They betrayed their prey.
There will be no sunny day
for the waste that they
caused in this way.
Yeah... my next book is going to be so much darker.
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RufusMisser Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Zeidah8254 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
I really like how you captured this. Af first I thought it was going to be about the Rainforest, but as I read on, I guess it could apply to pretty much anywhere that man has taken over. It really is a shame what we do to the environment around us sometimes.
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Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful, you can really imagine this world... sad that this is just about the truth in our world. 
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jjm239 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Did you catch the small reference to Bambi?
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Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student General Artist
actually no. *goes to reread*
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jjm239 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The fawn prods its mother...
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Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
yup I reread and saw. 
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jjm239 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't it awesome? :P
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Ashbrie13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student General Artist
yup 
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