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The Upwind of a River

Updated on May 14, 2012

It seems...no matter how long or short...fast or slow...the river seems to make extraordinary turns of jagged delay,
A ruthless band of Piranhas making their way along the waters of the murky depths...a kayak drifts by,
There are no survivors onboard...the slow pull of the river current sweeping the kayak along..piranhas looking on over the waters gleam,
The timing of everything and anything can be found just along the rivers reflection...seemingly collecting memories.

It is just the start of a great journey...the hundred mile long span of the river wobbles back and forth in lethal turns upon the the liquid path,
If ever it can be called a resounding feature...the sunlit glaze across the river's frozen stance in dead winds,
A tree branch snaps...a caterpillar shell falling through the air and eventually smacks the forest floor along the rivers edge,
The air around the shell is eerily silent...a sudden crack in the shell as a butterfly appears for all to see.

The sound of an Ent can be heard screaming in the distance...non organic machinery heard doing it's damage upon the trees,
Animals scurry up the river...their curiosity most certainly the eventual destruction of an entire ecosystem,
Churning and burning of fossil fuels...the monsters of the past quivering at the depletion of Gaia's precious resource,
Earth trembling among the rivers path...trees seen falling at the evil might of razor sharp teeth eating at their bark.

The smoke of the millions of chainsaws ripping through the entities of tree and leaf...Oxygen dying by the second,
The river filled with the bark encrusted murky depths...combinations killing the species as it crawled on,
Man eating plant caught word of unfamiliar tongue...of a great excavation within their home,
Of first discovering new civilizations of old and decayed...but corporate voices stated the building of skyscrapers...a new view...but for the better?

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I did love it - I loved the visual imagery - I love the connections you made. Fantastic!

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you for liking it so. I love adding fantasy with reality, a way of merging the imagination.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      What a vision you described. Very interesting! :)

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      BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thank you, it's only the vision that every ecological aspect of the forest is at risk, and that something should most certainly be done about it. :)

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      "The smoke of the millions of chainsaws ripping through the entities of tree and leaf...Oxygen dying by the second,"

      Tragic! How people take from the earth and don't give back.

      Voted up and away!

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      BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      So true. Life will always go on though, even if we as a species aren't around because of constant environmental damage to see it.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      great work on this Mark...i am always amazed by the amazon...but what happens to it the way you you describe it is sad...

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      BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Everything sad is always balanced by an even greater good.

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      what an amazing video. what was going through their minds as they witnessed a giant metallic bird?

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      BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I'm sure everything, just as much as we would think I'm sure.

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you have such a unique style, mark. I love the use of the word "lethal" here.

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      BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thanks man I appreciate it. Just trying to enlighten the senses.

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