The Amazon ablaze

The Amazon ablaze in a craze of flame
Burning our protection, questioning our salvation
Tree, leaf and branch, fur, bone and sinew
Swallowed by nature’s provoked wrath
Life turned to shadow, time stolen
Our hallowed sanctuary discarded and crumbling to the ground
As we watch, helpless, mournful, shamed
Will the world now learn?
Will the world now turn?
To the truth that a forest cannot be owned or disowned
That borders contort the human heart
That the world is one and the Amazon belongs to no-one
Nature’s greatest temple deserves the protection of all
That we may all partake of her pristine splendour

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