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Can I use this line in a song, addressing the fires and the winds:

You fires and winds, please, let the forests be

for them not to get angry anymore and let the forests exist and not destroy them anymore?

Thanks.

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The expression let someone/something be generally means stop interfering, though most people would accept its usage in this context.

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You have it right. It means to leave the thing alone, as in the "to exist" sense of the verb "to be". Example: "Let it be." (song by the Beatles)

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