Raping the bush seems to be what people like to do
Animals and birds are homeless or maybe in a zoo,
Pines and palms drop at the noisy chainsaw’s cut
I don’t understand why and it’s wrenching at my gut.
Nobody seems to care that our planet will soon die
Giant, preventable fires sending smoke into the sky
Threatening lives of people, plus all creatures great and small,
Havoc being reaped to the young trees and the tall
Even our supposed leaders never play it by the book.
Before too long trees will be gone; just desert where we look
Unless we make a stand, as one, the earth will be no more
So, join together, say our thoughts, like we never have before
Hopefully, “leaders” hear us as we’re breaking down their doors.

© 2020, Willy B. All rights reserved.

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Willy B
I have been writing for a few years now and I think I am ready to put some of my poetry out there with the hope that other writers will help me to achieve my goal of publishing a poetry book, one day.
Raping The Bush-An Acrostic
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  • March 14, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Willy,

    I don’t speak much English but, I will try. So this poem is great,cause your right about the animals they are homeless, some of them are burning and the trees are the same too. So I hope they care about the planet earth.

    I hope your write more, Willy

    • March 15, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Hi, Champers and thanks

      Yes, you are correct and it seems that it’s getting worse these days, sadly.

  • February 14, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Willy

    I always enjoy your acrostics and they always have a story attached which makes good and interesting reading.

    I agree 100% that we need to do something. It’s getting harder, here in Australia to find good bush to camp in these days. Sadly, the recent fires didn’t help and neither does the logging around the country or around the world.

    Good stuff


    • March 12, 2020 at 5:05 am

      (My response to your first line. Raping the bush.) I wish people would be more careful when they build a fire 🔥 in the bush!

      Animals are the biggest victims! It’s their home. We scratch our nose and wonder why critters go exstinct. Man is the primary reason. We are wreckless homosapiens.

      Yep. And cutting down a forest has its deadly consequences. The Corona virus was transferred from animals to humans. Deforestation unleashed bats and these bat are Corona virus carriers. Man does not think of the consequences of actions because of self greed. We kill ourselves too besides the ecosystem and wildlife. Nice points here!

      Right. They only think of dollar signs.

      Before too long trees will be gone;
      Trees provide oxygen. The oxygen in the atmosphere will be too low to support lung breathing life. Erosion. No roots to hold the soil to the ground. Be windstorms creating deserts.

      Will always be the greedy ones that will doom this planet. UK used to thrive with wildlife. Most are gone and lots of greenery.
      Nice acrostic! Come back and write some more! Mate.

      • March 15, 2020 at 10:27 am

        Thanks, Boo

        Sounds like we think along the same lines on this issue. I wish more people world.

    • March 15, 2020 at 10:31 am

      Thanks, PD

      Yes, it is a sad situation and caused by people who are referred to as the intelligent species. Makes me scratch my head a bit.

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