Travelers Welcome

Travelers Welcome

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chiselling Away The Countryside

by Paul Tristram

To save another 5 minutes
on your journey home from work
they build bigger and faster roads.
Black tar highways of hell
zigzagging Great Britain’s
‘Green And Pleasant Land.’
Where I live they cleared a 3 mile circle
of a pathway 40ft wide
through a beautiful ancient woodland.
Destroying badger sets, families of jays,
tawny owl nests and many other
precious wildlife habitats.
For the purpose of giving people
the opportunity to enjoy the countryside
whilst riding their bicycles
they chopped a vast amount of it down?
Once this countryside vanishes, it’s gone!
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors
do us all a really big favour, please
pack some sandwiches and go walk in it.

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