The Last Tree Standing

The Last Tree Standing by Arul Irudayam
The Last Tree Standing, a photo by Arul Irudayam on Flickr.

Of all the tall shady trees
That once graced this area
This is the last one standing
The last bastion against the encroachment
The last hangouts for the remaining birds
The last tower yet to be stormed
But it is a losing battle
For the black tide of
Development swept all in its way
It too will fall
And when it does
Who shall mourn its passing…?

Note:
A tree on the small hill in Punggol Park,Singapore.

Words aren't mine, link a1000reasons.blogspot.sg/2012/12/the-last-tree-standing.html