Lament for Nature

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Rolling hills of green

Lapping waters blue

Caressing winds unseen

Wonders we never knew

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Brief glimpse of futures passed

Lasting look of pasts brought forward

Images that will hardly last

Visions cast backward

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Lamentations for what once was and can never be again

Loss of what can simply never be

All lost for meager gain

Creatures together, yet never free

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Open clearings of serenity?

All but gone to never behold

Lakes and springs of clarity?

Rarities found in stories told