The Land Before Time by Michael Kittell – Jeremy’s Daily Challenge – Weekend Medley 4 January Writing Prompt
Clouds of ivory,
Rain, fresh as a mountain spring,
Grass of emerald green
Under rainbows crown.
This land before time,
This land before man used it for his own gain;
Not for his survival, but for his profit.
What ever happened to taking only what you need,
Just what you require to live,
Not what you desired in greed.
Those that loved this land before time–
We called them savages;
Unworthy of sharing in its bounty.
They didn’t know any better,
They didn’t see the riches that lay before them.
Blind and ignorant in our eyes, they did not deserve it,
We slaughtered them taking what was never rightfully ours.
Our claims legally binding,
They had no paper, no contract, no right,
Trespassers, every one of them to the last,
We drove them to the verge of extinction
Like the buffalo and the wolf,
But who cares,
There will be another to take their place…or not,
It does not matter.
This land before time–
Abused, polluted, strip-mined, clear-cut, overbuilt,
But isn’t that our way,
Take until there is nothing left to take
And leaving nothing but destruction in our wake.
A sad farewell to…
The land before time.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
Prompted By Jeremy’s Daily Challenge – Weekend Medley 4 January