Oh! The lush of wild in me
Used to be so many trees,
I’ll tell you about the counts
Not one, nor two, there were hundreds around.
And how the wind swirled in them.
The old colonel always gave that grin.
Swore he never felt the chill.
But beneath that cloak of sheep’s skin
His heart bet he skipped a beat.
No I’m not boasting off
Who doesn’t love snowy mountain tops?
And yes those bright sunny mornings.
Ah! Those were the days of my youth.
When I could hear children hoot.
That now is a faded tale.
A town turned city says,
“Day by day I’m growing pale.”
A tinge of yellow in the sky
And buildings soaring birds’ heights.
Expanding both around and above
Couldn’t fit in my plight that hides.
Just now a car crashed another
And a person engaged in fight.
What an awful sight!
The ambulance drove just in time
Though the traffic engulfed another life.
My pride rode in my road rides
But that got punctured
With puddles and drains.
Stop it please, I’m choking
Can hardly breathe suffocating.
Plant some trees for God’s sake
I’m here ready to be baked.
You made me sweat, I make you sweat now.
You showed your rage, now I’m outraged.
I once was a proud valley
But all now left are barren hills
Bearing more people, less humans.
Alas! To my fading tale.