What Once Was Green


Fall day hours quickly waning
No flowers here still remaining
What once was green, has now grown brown
No signs of life left around
Years ago here stood a mighty tree
Surrounded by flowers in a sea of green
Birds would come, and they would go
From here to where, no one knows
One thing for sure, though they may roam
Every spring they'd come home
To build their nest, and grow their young
Within this tree, beneath the sun
But then we sprayed, to kill a pest
With no thought of consequence for the rest
What once was green, has now grown brown
No signs of life left to be found
We sprayed the flowers, we sprayed the roots
Now there's only dirt beneath our boots
Soon enough we'd know the cost
For it was beauty and nature that we lost
Once, here was life in all its splendor
Fields of green, I do remember
Birds would come and they would go
From this place they once called home
No longer do birds come calling
No leaves of green gently falling
What once was green, now grown brown
No signs of life left around

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