Concrete Tomb (poem)


Our numerous sources of entertainment constantly distract and divert us from the plight of wildlife. Clever animation films serve to warp our perception by humanising wild animals and further weaken our connection with nature.

Concrete Tomb

Now we live in concrete boxes
Safe and sound from birds and foxes
The only nature children see
Is what’s presented on TV

Remember when you were a child?
You spent your days outside, half wild
We did things in a different way
In touch with nature every day

Now nature has to fight for space
As concrete cities grow apace
In every block the children hide
It isn’t safe to go outside

Unless we change, it will get worse
Our box a tomb, our car a hearse
Nature gone, and in its place
The remnants of a once proud race

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