Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day

Earth Day is nearly over here in my neck of the woods. I’m very, very late in posting this poem, but better late than never.
Photo courtesy of vongvani @

Mother Earth Weeps

Mother Earth weeps and her tears flood
rivers that once flowed unfettered
by human intervention. The
water can’t wash away their sins.
Litter and debris float atop
once clear lakes, only disturbed by
great, loud motorboats that whizz past.
Variety of pollution.
Metal towers climb toward the sky,
blocking sunlight and choking air
Streets buzz with artificial life
Cars and trucks spew toxic gray fumes
Greed disguised as progress has left
Her empty. Nothing left to give.
Maybe the next generation
will do better. Mother Earth weeps.
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