Creative Writing

The Woods

I went down to the woods today to see what I could find
I didn’t know I’d lose myself
Within the confines of my mind.

I went down to the woods today in search of a little peace
I didn’t know that everywhere
Birds’ singing began to cease.

I went down to the woods today to find a space to rest
I didn’t know that the fallen trees
Would hinder my bequest.

I went down to the woods today to think of days gone by
I didn’t know that in those days
We did not really try.

I went down to the woods today to see the spaces that thrived
I didn’t know that all those spaces
Had been long deprived.

I went down to the woods today in search of life once shown
I didn’t know that what was natural
Was no longer known.

I went down to the woods today to find where it all went wrong
I didn’t know that it had started
Where we could no longer prolong.

I went down to the woods today to act not just ignore
I didn’t know that I would be the one
To ask you, to implore.

To beg that in those woods that life had been left behind.
I knew that it had started with us.
I knew it had started with mankind.

I did go down to the woods yesterday and I’ll tell you what I saw.
It was a bleak future for us
One that we could no longer ignore.

I did go down to the woods yesterday and I will go down tomorrow
to try and protect our forests
For the dawning of the morrow.

I will go down to the woods hereafter to stop the inevitable drain
the loss of our woods where life is ceasing
whilst trees are decreasing and no birds are singing
And there are no more trees to see.

There is just sorrow for the lack of tomorrow.

17/09/2019

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Elena Rogers



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