Oh! Oh and Oh the human of education!
Let us strongly fight with deforestation,
Fall in love with prosperous plantation,
Adore, adore and adore its foundation;
Oh! Oh and Oh the human of innovation!
Understand the defect of deforestation,
It is as harmful as female genital mutilation,
It is useful to discontinue this violation;
Oh! Oh and Oh the human of creation!
Beware of this hurtful deformation,
Digest the value of forestation,
Stand against disafforestation;
Oh! Oh and Oh the human of navigation!
You should hate geological sterilisation,
Be fond of the brilliant naturalisation,
And let it mother and mother the sensation;
Oh! Oh and Oh you the botanists!
Associate with the horticulturalists,
Consult with the expert naturalists,
And so do us the active geo-artists;
Oh! Oh and Oh the plant-loving fellows!
Love plants because of the sweet fruits,
Look at their smiling and smiling flowers,
Lean on their cooling and cooling shade,
And laugh at their attractive landscape;
Deforestation is the mother of desert,
The father of the disturbing dust-storm,
The brother of death and dryness,
The sister of grisly blindness,
The grand-parent of shapelessness;
Oh! Oh and Oh the people with talent,
This is the right and reasonable time to plant,
The hey and humble time to attempt,
The high and high time to prompt,
The wrong and wrong time to lament.
Mohamed Abdikadir Daud (Stanza)
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