Sunday, 8 June 2014


Green fertile valleys spread before your eyes
Mountains topped with icing glisten in the sun
Forests spread their branches reaching for the sky
Rivers teem with life and dance among the rocks
You see a coat of many colours carpeting the fields
Villages and towns alive with harvest bounty
Mother Nature's beauty spreads before your eyes
The wonders of this world speak out to you

I see the valley floor sliced apart in black
Hillsides torn and scarred with spinning giants
Ancient forests stripped naked to the root
Rivers bleached and bloodied with the effluent of man
Harvests sit uncut rotting in the fields
Buildings lie in wait for the vacant population
Life's beauty long since faded in advancement
As I stare at the destruction, I see man

© Fergus Martin

June 2014