Nature’s Plea

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
July/August 2014

By Aiwen L. Desai

The howl of a wolf
Driven from her home
The wail of an elephant
Shot down for his precious tusks
The lament of a polar bear
Wandering in search of untouched ice
They are nature’s plea

The moan of a tree
Torn from its sacred ground
The cry of a dolphin
Caught in a blood-red net
The scream of a seagull
Caught in suffocating oil
They are nature’s plea

A plea to stop destroying
But instead to create
A new world
Where seagulls fly free,
Where dolphins frolic happily,
And where elephants graze without fear

It is a plea to repair the equilibrium of nature
To not blot out the stars with smoke
But to dance with them
Raising hands, paws, flippers, hooves
In celebration
Of a darkened world
Brought back to the light

Nature’s Plea Aiwen L. Desai

Aiwen L. Desai, 12
Madison, Wisconsin

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