A Lesson In The Ashes

     I know that I have probably published this one before, but it is, I believe,  just as timely now, as then. I do hope you will read it and congratulate yourselves for   recognizing the need to replace that which we take from the earth, whenever and wherever we can.

Jake.

   

A LESSON IN THE ASHES

 Ashes in the fireplace lay,

remnants of another day,

gone forever, gone away,

and only now, in memory stay.

*

 The ashes now, once wood, you see,

provided by the mighty tree,

cut and split, and dried, to be,

a season’s warmth, for you and me.

*

 Yes, we’ve cut, but we have learned,

to replace that, which will be burned,

and reckless, wasteful ways, have spurned,

but, many more corners need be turned.

*

 Oh yes, our water and our air,

need be treated with more care,

so generations all, will share,

we have not drop, or breath to spare.

*

 And species other than our own,

have the right, this world to roam,

we cannot, must not, go alone,

into the future, save our home.

*

 Fauna and flora can survive,

without mankind and stay alive,

because, they have no controlling drive,

and from the earth, their life derive.

*

 When we as humans, learn from them,

we will assure, the continuum,

on this planet, of women and men,

and along with nature, all be friends.

***

 Jack Downing

                                                                           Apr. 2010

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