Monday, April 20, 2015

Woodland Prayer--By George L. Ellison--England

Woodland Prayer
(Aria's Couplets and B's)
Woodland spirit will you hear my prayer
Said tree and the deer overheard by a mare
As a little foal gambols about

All those outsiders think they own the place
Ruining the countryside, a disgrace
And no one hears our silent shout

The good Lord gave this land to one and all
But over time we’ve seen the standards fall
Woodland dwellers don’t have much clout

To make the changes that is much in need
It is the willful man who should take heed
So the good green earth can breathe out

George L. Ellison is a writer of poetry and  short stories. He as published two books called Poetic Reminiscences and Weaving Words.  George lives with his wife and dogs in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham in England. He is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance. He is currently working on his new project as well as learning to play the saxophone at the Sage Gateshead!


  1. George, I am especially and finely tuned to your words. Indeed, man has the urge to own and build and take away natural habitats and so now where do these beautiful wild beast go? Their primary living conditions for surviving are gone and when they roam in neighborhoods in search of food, they are shot and killed - as wild, loose beasts.......! Oh, my goodness, have you hit a BIG nerve of awareness! Sheri

    1. Thank you Shesta for those kind comments more to come in June!

  2. Very nice poem George! You've made good points here! Best wishes, Chris~

    1. Thank you Christine for those comments more of the same to come next time!

  3. Hello George. I like the uniqueness of your poem. This truly was a refreshing delight. I like the conversational tone that unveils a gripping story. Thank you so much for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you for those kind comments Maurice I'm pleased you like this poem so much as I have intimated there is more wr this came from in June I hope you enjoy that portion also!

  4. George, your profoundly important message springs forth like a Jack in the box, alerting and reminding everyone to be more aware and to help if possible. Outstanding! Aloha, Connie