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Global Cage

Posted on 5 December 2020 by Iain under Thinking Out Loud

Global Cage

Through eagles eye and Swallow’s sight
reflect in day, refract at night,
The false horizons built by man,
remnants of devoured land.

Migration south to warmth of sun,
To gather with kin & prepare the young.
To the ancient site picked out with care,
to find the land has been stripped bare.

Humans busy down below,
man, and machine move to & fro.
To build the nests’ in which man lives,
on the land he takes & no one gives.

Adapt we must just to survive,
like the bee that lives in a structured hive.
Our natural home now ever short, due to the
fight that’s lost, yet not been fought.

Adapt we have, through need that’s how,
we nest our young in a concrete bough.
But if once we could hear nature’s voice,
what do you think would be her choice?

© Iain Merchant 1993

3 thoughts on “Global Cage”

  1. Chris Frank says:

    …I would say that is as relevant today as the year it was written; very poignant…

  2. Pedro says:
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    1. Iain says:

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

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