The Forest That We Left Behind, A Poem

Forest

The Forest That We Left Behind, A Poem

by Jayaram V

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The forest was where life gathered momentum
And the earth found its purpose, duty and intent.
It was in the forests the earliest humans appeared
And learned to walk, live and dream big dreams.
In the forests only the seeds of civilization were sown,
Seers learned to meditate and envision transcendence,
While ascetics found their way to peace and salvation.
Again in the forests only the Buddha and Mahavira found
Answers to human suffering and begain their journey.
The forest is the Goddess Upon earth and Mother of All
It is still the sanctuary where people find peace and solace.
We abandoned forests and forest life, but she still nourishes.

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