THE WEEPING FOREST
THE WEEPING FOREST2 mins 221 2 mins 221
The jungle radio Mr. Macaw cried out loud,
As smoke billowed in an ominous cloud.
" Beware! Beware! A jungle fire's on its way,
Hungry flames lick the skies,
The night's as bright as day!
When the Mother Bear heard,
She hugged her cubs tight,
" Oh Lord! Please save us
from this sorry plight!"
But one of her four cubs
Had gone astray,
Worried she thought,
"How will he find is way?"
"Now we will surely perish!" thought the feeble fern,
"Reduced to mere ashes, the fire will make us burn."
As the fire drew closer, the mighty wall of heat,
Left a trail of destruction
And was hard to beat!
The little bear cub looked frantically around,
Everywhere the burning trees made a crackling sound.
As the sparks touched him, he felt a searing pain
" Mummy!" he screamed, but all was in vain .
Suddenly the Mother Bear charged out of a bush
She got her cub out of the way with a strong push.
She watched for a second and gave a huge grunt
Of the impact of a falling branch, she had to bear the brunt.
The cub watched helplessly as his mother thrashed around,
Finally she succumbed and lay still on the ground.
" Mummy are you alright?" came the cub's quivering voice ,
But she had burnt alive,
She had had no choice!
The Rosewood told the monkeys, " Get off me, now, please do !
Or your skin will ignite and catch fire too!"
"Oooo ooo aaaa aaaa, oooo ooo aaa aaaa,
We won't say goodbye.
You've sheltered us for so long, we'll be with you till we die !"
The dolphins and the giant water lily, were the evacuation team,
" Send your children to us! " they began to scream. .
"We're surrounded by water, so the fire can't come near,
We will seat them on the lily leaves, they'll be safe over here ."
"From my cocoa beans, coveted chocolate is made.
The humans are so cruel, this is how I'm repaid?"
We humans have been so ruthless,
When they have so much to give,
Now that they are homeless,
Will we give them a corner to live?