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(11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

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A BURNING MOUNTAIN

A BURNING MOUNTAIN
Melvin Banggollay

Early morning, I greeted the day with smile
As I'm riding on my motor cycle for a mile
When on my way I saw a great dancing fire
devouring the mountain's forest with desire.

When 'm getting near to the mount's serenity
After I traversed the high mountain's tapestry
Clouds of smoke was all over haunting me
with ball of fire really trying to go after me.

I have to stop and wait long till I can see
my way as clouds of dust was all over me;
After an hour of waiting there so patiently
I saw vehicles hundred feet waiting like me.

As I passed, fires was still burning heavily
and wind kept on blowing against the fire's fury;
then I heard explosion of bamboos not far away
and whizzing of the trees crying for God's mercy.

As I lament for the forest being eaten by the fire
I saw birds and other wildlife flee from the fire;
I prayed for the rain to shower its saving grace
to save the mountain's remaining forest base.

In my little way to save the mountain's beauty
I tried to put some flames of fire about to fry
the other side of the road as other passers by
tried to build fire line not to let the other side cry.

Stop burning our forest to save nature's beauty
to protect us from nature's own furious fury
of claiming justice against men's great cruelty
of destroying and exploiting nature's tapestry.

Submitted: Sunday, March 16, 2008
Edited: Monday, September 19, 2011


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  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/17/2011 2:19:00 AM)

    how i see every burning heat licking our beautiful nature
    i know this really happened there
    i salute your love for nature and your way of expressing it for the world to see
    mabuhay
    10plus

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  • Maia Padua (8/18/2009 8:45:00 PM)

    beautiful piece..
    your love and concern for nature is vivid..
    your words are very true..
    10++++

    lovelots,

    Maia

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (4/25/2009 12:12:00 PM)

    Beautiful composition.

  • Kesav Easwaran (1/25/2009 9:29:00 PM)

    beautiful narration with a great message inside...thanks for your concern and eco loving spirit, Melvin...good write...10

  • Pacific Hernandez (10/3/2008 9:14:00 PM)

    You have shown concern about our environment. A very nice poem. It deserves a 10.

  • Ershad Mazumder (6/27/2008 12:03:00 AM)

    Thanks dear Melvin.
    ' We have one planet
    Let us share and care it.
    Do not be cruel to our nature
    It will take revenge.

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (5/8/2008 1:15:00 AM)

    great narration, concern for the nature....natural for third world

  • Www. Poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 (3/29/2008 5:54:00 AM)

    ..Narrative charm of first class poetry..Great concern for the world around makes you truly committed.You deserve a TEN.

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/16/2008 8:48:00 PM)

    Lots of verve & passion in this storyline & fine poetic offering....
    Well crafted & minds-eye captivating....

    ~ FjR ~
    ..2008..

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