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How Can I

My soul flies over hill and dales
Where rainbows sit in fairy tales
Butterflies dance pale blue skies
 A skylarks throat love it cries

In open fields the grasses sway
Time and breeze doth gently play
A deceit of Lapwings dip and dive
The glinting sun the hearts alive

Shorts and nettled legs the proof
The heady days of innocent youth
Oh how I took those days in vain
But clinging memories shall remain

With heavy heart I sit and contemplate
This monstrosity of an industrial estate
No more paper boats on babbling brook
With all the beauty that progress took

Poisoned waters and toxic land
Smites the palm of natures hand
Adapt, adjust she will surely try
               Alas of me
                  how can

Copyright © Daniel Cheeseman

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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:03:00 PM
    Beautiful write indeed....we are all living this problem unfotunately. May good sense Roobs xx

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 9:44:00 PM
    very well written piece and sad depiction of what we do to this earth we have been blessed with..take care~Deb

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 6:06:00 PM
    Hmm a very interesting write, a bit of sadness and regret, but your wording is excellent. Loved reading this. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind comments on my featured poem. Merry Christmas and happy new year 2011 to you and yours! Caroline.

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 4:21:00 PM
    Yes quite unfortunate that beautiful sites are polluted by progression of things ... very aptly written with many visual lines and images Daniel.. wonderful rhyme sequence as well my friend.. enjoyed with luv..

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 3:14:00 PM
    Wonderful as always, Daniel

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 2:02:00 PM
    Alas, we've all made this world what we feared it would become. Deep thoughts my friend. The imagery in the beginning got me goosebumps. You've got the talent. God bless you Daniel. Keep sharing your poetry with us. Merry Xmas, your friend in poetry... Maya K*

  1. Date: 12/22/2010 1:16:00 PM
    Profound words here.....having to adapt to such a world......'smites the palm of natures hand..' wow....well said! ~ Carrie