By Kelly McNulty/Delesandro
Lives seem valueless
So easily diminished
Vanishing are the sprawling forests
Limited are the great beasts of the lands
Suffering of animals is so rampant
But, their cries are ignored
Silenced by their economic benefit
Backs are turned
Society refuses to know of the horrors
If it benefits a human,
Does its life even count?
Not in this world that we exist
Lives are only but the price on their head
No more and no less
Are we savages of just a higher form?
Oceans are stripped of creatures
Vanishing are the ancient reefs
Murky is the vast sea
Air is but a polluted fog
Misty with the souls that disconnect
Disconnect and isolate themselves
Do we care of other life that exists?
Lost in this concrete jungle
We seek to exist
Build our corporate empires
Dominate the lands
Can we find our way home?
Back to the nature that calls
Whispering its soft, fresh breath
Asking for mercy
Wanting our souls to open their doors
See the lives beyond
Rebuild the damage
Preserve the little that is left
Rid the greed
Kelly McNulty is a Visionary reflective poet seeking to inspire change while exploring the dimensions of poetry. Kelly resides in South Florida, working on self-publishing her first poetry book focusing on poems about activism, environmental issues, and animal rights.