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Through forest paths of fallen pines

I dare not tread beyond the lines

Of trails once traveled by those before

Trampled pieces, laid on the floor

The forest creatures flee in fright

Their habitat, a dreadful sight

No shelter left from blazing heat

No protection for their feet

Nothing to shield the flames of fire

There is nothing left but fallen brier

A single match was all it took

To change the way the forest looks

Charred beyond, this sight, obscene

By man, who burned, the evergreen


Note: Human-caused fires burn more than 2. 5 million acres each year, or nearly 4,000 square miles — an area bigger than Delaware. (FoxNews US)

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