February 2, 2021 Featured, Tree Talk No Comments

Life brings so many mysteries,

With nature being the greatest of them all, which therefore, has puzzled generations.

Through beliefs and myths,

Ancient generations, managed not to mess around with it,

For they knew that it retaliates in a more hurting way.

And so conservation treaties and constitutions were written, signed in their:

Minds

Hearts

Spirits.

 

So sophisticated were their methods,

That modern rational minds could not get it.

The land was a paradise,

With an amazing ecosystem,

Beautified with ever-flowing rivers,

Decorated with portions of land that spat water,

forming swamps and mashes.

Mountains of eastern highlands graciously poured water,

In a soul soothing manner, beautiful falls!

*Water was plenty!*

And most of such places, were regarded sacred.

And who dared to temper with nature’s sacred mysteries?

 

Then another era dawned.

An era of us the _enlightened_.

_The civilized_.

We dismissed myths,

We made funny of the beliefs,

We cared less to consider the reason why they were being practiced.

We wrote and signed our conservation treaties and constitutions on pieces of,

Paper

Shuffled them in drawers,

And walked away empty.

We don’t feel the sacredness of what those papers contain.

Secretes to a sustainable life.

 

We went on to recreate everything.

Jungles, rivers, mountains, lake.

That’s  _civilasation_ for you.

Jungles of concrete and steel,

Rivers formed from the swamps of bursting sewage pipes,

Mountains of dumped refuse,

Lakes full of toxic chemicals from industries.

*Fresh water is still plenty?*

 

Then you might wonder,

The two streams of people are different.

The first lot being happier.

Why?

*Because they valued their allegiance and lived in harmony with Life’s Greatest Mystery.*

Paradise we are replacing,

Hell we are creating.

 

 

#Wetlands

#Wetland conservation

#Wetlands and Water

#Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe

# Shepherd Revesai Diza @00263775308024

Member of Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe (EBZ).

MSU (Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies)

 

Written by Shamiso Winnet Mupara