Plea of Trees

the harsh reality is that I cannot plead to you the devastating tragedy of me

save, it is you who must…

embodied within me is the sacred secrets of old

when I was planted here to harbor the richness of the plains

from the destruction of the winds

though they help to cool my leafy head,

I am here to guard you well

and though you slash and burn my limbs

it is better than to leave a barren hill

with no remembrance of the shade I gave

 

hark! who now bears the shame

the bare estates for monoculture you fame

the bees no nectar for your pleasure

birds build within your private space

bringing lice and rats to play

weather patterns you claim to change

not looking at the tree-less plains

which calmly regulate the clouds

to cry where they should without a doubt

yet you lack such wisdom clear

technology your greatest labyrinth

gives joy to you but extinction soon!

why would you develop robotics

yet let waste your human strength

not that slaves you must bond again

but develop your international agroeco systems.

plastic plants cannot breathe your waste

to transform the carbon to cleanse your lungs

yet you cry, ‘oh how beautiful!’, but neglect the bark

of livings trees you would.

 

medicinal properties to grace your vitality

to rid you of pests and feed your organs

but oh man! your wisdom has become the foolishness

of wanton thoughts that you carve for desolation.

©2018∼VearnaGloster

 

 

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Brief Bio. Name: Vearna Gloster Titles: Beekeeper, Pre- School Teacher, Independent Researcher, Innovator, Poet and Forthcoming author. Business: Arg's Enterprise for Pollen and Pure Honey Founder of: Bee Active Initiative Member of: Trinidad and Tobago Beekeepers Associaton Phone: 8682746677l Email: vearnarg3@gmail.com Website: argsenterprise.webs.com Vearna Gloster is an active Beekeeper for the past (10) ten years. Her broad and optimistic approach in beekeeping will open and enhance new levels of understanding in our local beekeeping industry. She is an activist in the promotion of saving our Honeybees by spreading the knowledge of the vital role of these amazing insects in our survival. Vearna is the founder of ‘Bee Active Initiative’ which help young children store information and help in the conservation regarding the role of Honeybees in the “green” survival of humanity. Vearna was featured in the Sunday Express Mix Music Section at #1 on the top 12 Indigenous Chart for her piece on ‘Honey’, capturing the state of our local honey industry in November 2014. She has been an awardee in the Special Prize Category of the NIHERST Prime Minister’s Awards for Scientific Ingenuity in 2015 with her Solar Bee Hive Vent and was featured in the Plenty Sport E-zine Issue #19 in January 2016 as ‘ The Honey Bee Runs!’ As an independent Researcher in the beekeeping field, she is currently working on Honeybee Botany in Trinidad and Tobago which also brings with it the understanding to the link of the medicinal/nutritional value of the plants/ trees/ shrubs and our honey. She is a forthcoming author of the ‘Sun Goddess’, her first poetry collection.