Mark My Words
Mine was a plea for the preservation
of the Amazon rainforest and its tribes.
The words just came out of my mouth;
they weren't meant to be inflammatory
nor supposed to sound like a diatribe
yet were perceived as a denunciation.
There's concern about climate change
whose causes are discussed at length
and the consequence of deforestation
will add more strength to the argument.
Replanting to replace the trees lost
is essential, I say, irrespective of cost.
The speech that I gave seemed to me
to be balanced and to make sense
but it was deemed to be too intense
and so my delivery boomeranged.
All my efforts to be a keen ecologist
failed and now I'm a bolshie activist.
© Luigi Pagano 2019