Lament for Nature


Rolling hills of green

Lapping waters blue

Caressing winds unseen

Wonders we never knew


Brief glimpse of futures passed

Lasting look of pasts brought forward

Images that will hardly last

Visions cast backward


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


Open clearings of serenity?

All but gone to never behold

Lakes and springs of clarity?

Rarities found in stories told