Code Red: There Once Used To Be Green

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A road passing through a forest with the smoke from a wildfire visible.

 

There once used to be green everywhere,

Now the green has changed its attire.

To a rebellious and furious orange,

Nothing but a ferocious wildfire.

                                                

There once used to be green everywhere,

Now the green has been a victim to killings.

It cried helplessly, 

Nothing but lofty concrete buildings.

 

There once used to be green everywhere,

Now the green has been ripped apart into a maze.

Destructed mercilessly, it begged in pain,

Nothing but straight cement pathways.

 

There once used to be green everywhere,

Now the green is being pitilessly strangled to death.

It is urgently trying to seek a way out,

Because we have held its breath.

Poetry
Mozambique