Man’s Best Friend
Long before man ‘fore he took his great height
The earth was but earth unburdened unkept
Trees stood mightily in day and dark night
Unfettered wildness in wilderness slept.
Now rocks we climbed high both rough and rigid
The Plains our playground in days stretched with fun
Mountains their majesty tall and frigid
The forests with paths to be found and run.
But trees bend,and break to the axe of greed
Plains once splay now stripped, striped for planes
Mountains cut, slashed for man’s great need
Last wilderness wildness bound and in chains.
sr’nity forsaken for savagery’s demise.
The worlds nature bought what money now buys.
Anderson High School