Fishkill Ridge
Community Heritage

Splender Left For Man

   

Photo of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge The Splendor Left for Man

Text © 2000 Marlene Woodason
Music © 2000 Anthony Henry Smith

Walk with me a moment
Come see what I've been through.
Join me and the simple life;
Come see things as I do.

Let's see the morning sunrise
With colors of purple and maize;
Come listen to the robins
Singing softly in the haze.

Then smell the fresh green pine trees;
So tall, a hearty crop.
Come climb the fertile mountains;
Climb them to the top!

And there you'll see the eagle soar
With wings so broad and strong!
Come see all nature's wonders;
See them now before they're gone!

For nature has been stricken
With a complex ill.
The fish are slowly dying
In the lake beyond the hill.

The air it grows so heavy;
The rain an acid base.
Do you see what's happening
To this beautiful place?

My friends, bring back this message
To all of those who care.
Preserve this earth so wonderful;
This earth so rich and fair!

And there you'll see the eagle soar
With wings so broad and strong!
Come see all nature's wonders;
See them now before they're gone!

Do not spoil earth's waters;
Its lakes and streams so clear.
Do not harm its animal life
For they all live so near.

Do not tarnish the air so clean
With impurities from success,
For nature's plan will falter
If you put it through this test.

Please take care of the future
Now as soon as you can
So that we may walk together once more
In this splendor left for Man!

And then you'll see the eagle soar
With wings so broad and strong!
Come see all nature's wonders;
See them now before they're gone.

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