Towering gum trees stand majestic
Eucalyptus, nature’s domestic.
Adorable with real distinction
Staring down the barrel of extinction.
Habitats devoured by hungry machines
Apathetic world needs other means.
Frightened koalas cling to felled trees
Greedy developers do as they please.
Urban sprawl, a disease to nature
Progress ensures there’ll be no future.
The race is on to save furry friends
On us our treasured icon depends.
Copyright © 2011 Norma Martiri