If we only take time to observe.
Caught in the trap of modernity,
Should we not exalt these wonders,
For the sanctity of nature,
Is most breathtaking to behold.
Our towering buildings, bridges, fountains, sculptures,
All the great works of the ages do not compare.
Man’s achievements are but specks,
Mere blemishes woven into this worldly fabric.
The Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the giant redwoods,
the mighty Mississippi, the Rocky Mountains,
Overshadow anything man’s simple mind could envision.
Yet through our mortal determination
We destroy the masterpiece that sustains us.
Let us slow down…
Take a moment to appreciate what surrounds us
Before we further damage this gift we have been given
Leaving nothing but ugliness and regret
To those that will follow.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~