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The Chase


orangutans 

The land opposite mine  

  densely planted with oil palm

closely populated by a tribe 

 a busy clan never calm

hooligans who take no bribe 

mischievous and up to folly 

oscillate and swing in a mood

break the branch when jolly

gnaw the berries in all crude 

chatter and  whimper all through

Lo! the trees  are now cut  invariably

their habitation is in a mess absolute

sit there they in all melancholy

with their brood in dissolute 

Alas! man  always engages in a chase

scares the orangutans  from their place 

 

 

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Orangutans No More.


Having been away for quite long

the land before my home had changed

with its trees all being uprooted

the greenery totally disappearing

now looking  bare and rugged  all around

the monkey family which lived on the trees

a lively interaction they had all through

with the mama monkey carrying the little one

while the other two older ones hopping up and down

as the head  of the family was busy hunting food

there was a grand merry go around all through

now the family has migrated somewhere

leaving me alone gazing at the empty ground

where there is going to be a thoroughfare

as lorries  would be parked with drivers loitering about

some smoking cigar and others spitting out

a different environment I am supposed to face

the days being not very far from now

as the work is going on with great speed

creating and growing takes time

destroying and removing  is through no time

that being a universal  factor   all the way through

the extinction of orangutans is underway

making the rain forest area almost nothing

but a place of buildings and yards

turning more commercial and causing a disaster

with that the eco-friendly nation has become orangutansunfriendly

carving a  corner where everything transforms into money.