Lone Pine

 

A few tall pines still grow on this land. When winds blow

through them you hear songs of the past. Melodic tunes carry the mind back

to times when there were plenty of wolf, bear, deer and fish in the clean running  waters. 

Eagles, hawks, and coyotes too were abundant as the Calusa Indians hunted this land.

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Those were very old days. In our lifetime abundant wildlife has all but disappeared. 

 Many memories and dreams of those animals remain. Programs and days are

 set aside to remember the Earth and honor what we have almost forgotten.

Can we truly remember what is so polluted and sadly destroyed?  

Are our eyes open to the truth?

Earth and all its inhabitants are in peril unless we remember just how unique

 and rare a place Mother Earth  is. What will happen in the lifetime of our children? 

We face many challenges: oceans warming, poles melting,

countless species disappearing.

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 Human beings  are adaptable and so too are the animals, if they

 have a healthy place to live and are given a chance to survive.

 Do you want to live on Earth without them?*

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“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.

If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know,

you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.”  Chief Dan George

Earth Day commentary originally published April  2010 was written by Eddie Two Hawk
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24 thoughts on “Lone Pine

  1. My humble respects to a great man, Chief Dan George! Thank you for posting this. The world needs to know about him & his thoughts.

    • It would be good to at least listen; listen to the birds signing, the wolves howling, the bears roaring, as well as the winds blowing! They blow hard times for those who do not care for the only home we as human beings really have.

  2. Man has overpopulated the world, used its resources, often frivolous and carelessly, shown little respect for its wildlife, ravished their forests and seas and skies. We must stop, but will we ever…it does not look promising. Beautiful post Eddie.

  3. Beautiful, sad, educational. Thank you for writing this, Eddie. Perfect piece for Earth Day, which needs to happen everyday.
    Peace
    Mary

  4. Wonderful post. I think about this stuff all the time. What we can do more…how to stop the greed…I hope you have a wonderful Saturday! 🙂

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