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Urban Jungle

The Urban Jungle
Where trees once stood, oh so proud
Now a tower, hosts a crowd
In a place, where water flowed
Now a lawn freshly mowed
Once a cry from Tarzan heard
Now a car horn blasts a nerd!
Wildlife teemed in wood and bogs
Only now roam packs of dogs
A safe place for frog and toad
Now a highway overload
Bird song filled the air aloud
Now we have a toxic cloud
Wild cats hunted for prey in vain
Now we bathe in acid rain
NOW all wildlife in distress
In the name of OUR progress!



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  1. Date: 6/23/2010 7:11:00 PM
    I just watched a show about an indigo snake that eats other poisonous snakes. He is in GA and in danger due to his habitat is being destroyed. reminded me of this poem. enjoyed reading today.

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 5:30:00 PM
    GOOD ONE, ROger! thanks for your comments. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 7:48:00 AM
    Yes,mother nature is very angry:),We are destroying our orbit indeed,with concrete!Great message!Celene!

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 7:20:00 PM
    Mail returned again. My photo is on my blog on the Soup Home Page.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 7:17:00 PM
    RE: Goodbye, Good Riddance -- James Fraser and I sometimes do co-writes and this was merely an attempt at humor. No truth here at all!! Fraser lives in Scotland and we've never even met. Your comment made me smile tonight though!! Love, Carolyn (Soup Mail Returned)

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 10:11:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Roger. Wishing you the best always in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 7:19:00 AM
    Nice expressions on urban jungle

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 2:02:00 AM
    We see your horizon and mourn … but, hold it! even, my brother, nay! our father-poet, my own Prof ’Niyi Osundare, has decried this pattern of man’s onslaught on nature, in his poem, “Ours is to Plough and Not to Plunder”, oh, this cruel trend is worse down here in Africa. Mourn for motherland! Canny.

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:57:00 AM
    agree with every depth written word, awesome. harry

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:47:00 AM
    I have similar thoughts, expecially when I saw these places before they were developed. Habitat is dwindling at a frightening rate. I don't see this as "progress." Great poem, Roger! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:30:00 AM
    AGREED THAN WE CRY ABoUT oUR EARTH. tHANXS 4 THE THOUGHT PROVOKING IMAGE OF US RUING THE EARTH HABBITS OF NATURE.-Skat

  1. Date: 6/9/2010 1:07:00 AM
    that is awful, we did destroy the wild life right before our eyes. Your urban Jungle poem is a message well tought out. thanks for the poem,..p.d.