Worth more standing

(11 photos) – Florentine Forest Tasmania, 2020.

There’s still trees left, that stand to feel the rain,
But every day there’s less, the forests feel the pain.
Habitat gone, with the stroke of a pen,
Land changed forever, by the greed of men.
It doesn’t have to be this way,
If many minds, could only be swayed.

“Logging rainforest is like shooting elephants for ivory.”*
“You either don’t care, or you blindly follow.“*

Forests, we cut them down, with no thought of the future.
Plastic, we throw it ’round, with no thought for the future.
Coal and oil we take from the ground, with no thought for the future.
We discard the future, as though it’s not our future.
 I pity those who inherit that future.

“Our beliefs don’t make us better people, our actions make us better people” – The Shining

Poems by me, first two quotes* overheard on the day above. It was not a day of protest, but a day of learning.

19 thoughts on “Worth more standing

    1. I almost didn’t publish this. Heart-breaking. But I feel people need to see whats still going on instead of looking away and ignoring it.

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    1. I don’t like posting negative stuff. I told my mate “Cheer up, it’s not the end of the world, just humanity, and look what they’ve done to the place!! Good riddance I say ;D”

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      1. I’m all for logging at the right place, at the right time, but when there are special areas, unique treasures, we have to take a moment and weigh the gains and losses. Then err on the side of caution.

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  1. Brilliant photos and poems!
    It’s heartbreaking to see the destruction of forests and animal habitats. The ignorant people who facilitate this destruction care nothing for the future and are too empty-headed to realise their actions also include their own families.

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    1. Thanks, I wish it were on a more pleasant topic. It breaks my heart to visit things like this, it wasn’t an easy day. I expect thats why most people choose to ignore it, and so it continues.

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    1. You are right. I live in a lovely little tree filled valley and would much prefer to not go to places like that, but I would much prefer there weren’t places like that.

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  2. Exactly four years ago we were in Tasmania. Wonderful island, stunning scenery, superb wildlife, friendly people. We loved our time there. Your post brought back memories of the devastated hillsides and hideous logging trucks we saw in various places. So sad that things appear to be no better. I blogged about it at the time, and after reading your post I re-read mine and felt quite emotional about what Tasmania – and the world – is losing. If you’re interested, here’s a link what I had to say at the time https://platypuspandemonium.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/cry-the-beloved-tassie/ Let’s hope that sense prevails soon, before it’s too late.

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    1. A great well written read. I think because it is so sad and emotional most people turn away and ignore it, watch funny cat video’s rather than getting outraged and taking action. It wears you down eventually. Emotion doesn’t seem to count in the arguments though and even the science used is selective but combatting it with “citizen science” is now becoming a large part of fighting back to save these remaining wild places.

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