Dr Abe V Rotor
Aftermath: where there was once a forest
Virgin Forest: only 3 percent is left in the Philippines.
Requiem to a forest, Brooke's Point Palawan
I asked God for food, clothing and shelter
and He showered me
these necessities I can not live without -
they are the Earth's bounty;
I settled down on fertile hills and valleys
and multiplied freely.
I asked God for power to boost my strength,
and He gave me energy;
I leveled the mountains, dammed the rivers
and conquered the sea;
raped the forests, prairies, lakes and estuaries,
a world I wanted to be.
I asked God if I can be god, too, all knowing
with my technology;
broke the sacred code of life and of matter,
changed the Great Story;
annihilated life unfit in my own design,
and set my own destiny.
I asked God if He is but a creation of the mind,
and rose from my knee;
probed space, rounding up the universe,
aiming at immortality;
bolder than ever, searching for another home,
and wanting to be free. ~