Highway: A poem by Dr. Srutimala Duara

Chiseled through the forest a pathway
Marking human progress with a four-lane highway
A hundred trees sighed as they fell
Carrying in their hearts a thousand tale
Birds search for lost homes
Squirrels wonder where hidden nuts are gone
Monkeys stare  at the skies looking for branches to swing
Crickets forgot how to sing
Grasses lie dead and buried
A million lives under concrete
Fireflies no longer search the woods in the nights
For the highway is lit with so many moving lights
I travel my way along the highway
My destination a national symposium
Save Nature in Every Way