The Amazon is burning, the story is great
For headlines sensational, the actual state
Of the rainforest concerns but few
So many forest fires these days- what is new?
The Amazon is burning- at the hands
Of human greed, those forested lands
Being useless for business, needed to be cleared
And fires are common anyway- so what is the fear?
The Amazon is burning- but the rainforest should be
Resilient to withstand such adversity
Fires occur every year, don’t forests regenerate?
All we need to do is watch and wait…
Some people cry out that our human pursuits
Are destroying our planet- that smoke and soot
Blotting out the sun is made out to be
More dramatic than it is really…
The Amazon is burning, we will have to care
The domino effect may spread everywhere
Climate change is no longer a concept nebulous
Natural disasters affect each one of us
In the fight against nature, unlikely we are
Even if we win battles, to win the war.
(Image source: https://people.com/human-interest/humans-started-amazon-rainforest-fires/)