LETTER: An ode to town’s vanishing trees

Legacy

Your physical beauty and prominence

A radiant jewel in nature’s brilliance

magnificent grandeur

Sacrificed on the altar of progress

a maniacal, relentless campaign to

obliterate the natural state

in favour of an endless sea

a vapid wasteland of urban/suburban

Ugliness

A testament to mindless, tasteless, soulless

avarice and greed

It makes one weep

A caustic wound on the soul

Do we let them destroy this

Island’s beauty and exceptionality?

Or, do we demand a prescient

unselfish, conscious, sentient

Paradigm shift

Before it is too late

I say the latter

For our children and grandchildren

and the planet

Murray Chantler

Qualicum Beach

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