Song of the Earth



Sunrise breaks with dazzling hue

Air is sweet and wet with dew

Your heaven opens before my eyes

The sky enquires, the earth replies


The work of life begins again

She never tires, no thought of end

Millions of years to perfect her song

Unbroken until we came along


Senseless actions, greed and lust

Turned the paradise to dust

Animals that were precious jewels

Wiped from the slate by selfish fools


Air and water, ground and food

Poisoned in the name of good

We didn’t see the gift we had

We’ve lost it all, it’s just so sad


Mother can you forgive our sins

Take us back and safe within

Your loving arms from where we came

Please take us back with you again


We nuzzled warmly at your breast

We learned to pass your live here test

We took your heart without a care

We laid your paradise to bare



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a.griffiths57's picture

    Your poem is a lament for



Your poem is a lament for our Earth and justly so. As you point out and I agree there has to be a better way.

Your poem is entertaining and has real clever rhyming but your message is very serious. I liked your poem a good read and well written.

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Thank you for your comments,

Thank you for your comments, I am glad you liked the poem.