Human Activity

Gustavo RamosMarch 25, 2020NaturePoetry

Quietly growing, a tree
Slowly walking, a deer
Peacefully swimming, a fish
But then…

A loud chainsaw starts its engine
An arrow is being prepared
A boat makes its way through the river
And finally…

The tree has fallen to the ground
Two fawns have lost their mother
And the fish has been captured
Now I wonder…

What’s the point of growing?
What’s the point of walking?
What’s the point of swimming?
When there’s no chance to care
To let them be, to let them live

Gustavo Ramos is a 17-year-old from Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay. He is interested in the environment, video games, politics, cooking, science fiction, chemistry, physics, and psychology and its importance in daily life.