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  American Forest Blues
by Mr. Ed
Monday, February 25, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“If man doesn’t learn,

To treat the oceans and the forests,

With respect,

Man will become extinct.”

 

Peter Benchley

 

 

Music:  All Is Gone

 

 

As someone who loves the woodlands

My heart aches more and more each day

Our current decision makers in our Capital

Are very swiftly sweeping all our forests away

 

Their plans are already underway as I pen this

To attack the Tongass National Forest in Alaska

I have been to this truly wondrous and wild place

A place that captivated my heart and soul with awe

 

Next on their agenda, are over 4 million acres

Of protested forest land, in the state of Colorado

They want to make it available, as soon as possible

To the oil, gas, and timber industries that have no soul

 

And the very last intact forest system in the lower 48 states

Has also recently been selected for their profit driven attack

Over 6 million acres of now protected, roadless forest in Idaho

And once this truly pristine forest is gone, we’ll never get it back

 

And unbelievably to me, they also lust after our ancient Sequoias

Some of these giants in the Sierra Nevada, have lived for 3,400 years

As tall as our Statue of Liberty, and just as much our national treasures

But the modern day logging companies and our leaders will shed no tears

 

My heart now aches for American nature lovers like myself

And for generations of nature lovers and animals not yet born

Take a good look at that cartoon pictured above this poem

Your own grandchildren, will awake to that, one dreadful morn

 

 

Today, The Tongass National Forest covers most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage.  It offers wondrous opportunities to observe bald eagles, brown bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of wilderness. One can take a sled-dog ride on a glacier, hike magnificent forested trails, fish in its many streams and in the ocean, or just relax at a truly remote forest haven cabin.

 

But soon, modern day bulldozers and chainsaws will begin devouring it, piece by piece by piece.

 

And to me, there is nothing quite as exhilarating, or as humbling, as standing beneath a 3,000 year old giant Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

 

But one day all too soon, they, too, will be gone.

 

 

And, As Many of Us Feared,

Our Current Group of ‘Leaders,’

Bowing To Cattlemen and Elk Hunters,

Have Managed To Remove The Wolf,

From The Endangered Species List.

 

The Wolf’s Wholesale Slaughter,

Will Now Also Soon Begin,

Even In Our Once Revered,

And Soon To Be Destroyed,

National Parks and Forests.

 

 

©2008, Mr. Ed

 

 

  
Save America's Forests


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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/26/2008
ED - YET ONCE AGAIN - BLESS YOU!

I agree with all the comments below - comments from SANE, INTELLIGENT, COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE ...

IF someone like you were to author a PETITION - which could somehow be posted on AD, for AMERICANS to SIGN, then be actually forwarded to both CONGRESS and the BLACK HOUSE LOONEY-BIN - I, for one, would sign it in a heartbeat!

RE: PIC above - now who could it possibly be? a BIG-EARED DUMMY, being transported by a beautiful TEXAS STEED, screwing up and wreaking havoc with everything he TOUCHES ?
Hmmmmmmm ? Hmmmmmmm ? Hmmmmmm ? I GIVE UP! I DUNNO!

Tom.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/26/2008
God help us!!!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

Feel free to read my new stories; leave a comment on them if you so desire!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/25/2008
There are no words to express the utter sadness of the height of greed that seems to have over-ridden any common sense that was left. Kruschev was right when he declared that this country would destroy itself from within. Now it is all coming to pass and I am not sure prayers will be enough to stop this attrocity and assault on nature.....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/25/2008
Enough to make me glad I'm not just beginning my life on this poor soon to die planet. I truly ache for the children of this,and future generations,what will be left for them...Thanks for sharing Ed, you do it so beautifully...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/25/2008
Truly sad,, Some cannot see beyond the greed of what they are doing to the nature, animals,,,,, just the dollar. Quite pathetic,, We need leaders like you Ed.
Christine
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 2/25/2008
Even stupidity has a reason for some people.

Love and blessings,
Susan
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/25/2008
Our world is growing colder every minute of the day.... one day nature, mankind, and all wildlife will suffer because of our insensitivity, and stupidity...but it will be too late. Meanwhile we must not give up but pick up daily our cross, or as some would say our fight, for purpose and prod onward, love holly
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/25/2008
this human behavior is deplorable-my heart sank for the wolf--it is seemingly never ending
Reviewed by D Johnson 2/25/2008
Ed, I too have been to the Tongass and other wonderful spots in America, where, if not allowed to live...these places and our planet would be in peril.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 2/25/2008
the Hopi tribe say we live "unbalanced" with nature...your piece captures our insanity to think we can continue slashing without end
Reviewed by stan nassano 2/25/2008
a lot of people now think 100 years is old for a tree think again...
we have cut most of the ancient ones ..the saws never seem to dull,
nice write,
stan
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 2/25/2008
We need trees and people just want them all cut down. People these days are taking the earth forgranted and they all need to stop.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/25/2008
What Georg said to the hundreth power...Ed

If I am elected president none of the above will occur...Rufuz
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 2/25/2008
There must be a way to overide this "idiot administration"! Impeachment would take too long, but I DO see they are opening themselves for felony lawsuits! Bush owns stock in deforestation companies, and both have their hands in the pockets of "Hal-butt-on" and oil companies.

Being the "great-white-hunter" he is, Chaney is probably on his way to save the world from the wolves! Can't we see the most dangerous creatures are in the White House!!

Where are the Legal Eagles when we need them??

Micke
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 2/25/2008
I'm sure if meant that roadway that would run from Mexico to Canada when you wrote of the acres in the extreme south but this is a sure show of our government gone astray. It is time for the people to stand up and say enough is enough. Do we have the guts to do this?
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/25/2008
Why over 250 million people are so silent when the world around them is being destroyed?
I think they are more preocupied with the price of the gas for their SUV than the ecology that keeps them alive. Once it is gone, that dumb price will have no meaning as man will be extinct too.

Georg
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/25/2008
Sadness - all in the name of greed - there is a woods behind the house where I grew up in Ohio, wonder if it's still there, or is it only a memory? Enough is enough - let's vote these "lawmakers" out of office!!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Where The Redwing Sings

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