A Sad Farewell:

by Scott Cole   Aug 19, 2015


Her barren lands now sit naked
Just the signs of her dimise,
Not a stitch of clothing nowhere
In all of her fields combined.

She's been stripped of her dignity
Of her pure and natural beauty,
It's hard to see her kneeling there
When her outcome looks so gloomy.

Her tears have turned to sawdust
And she's drowning on all sides,
It's impossible to turn my head
And pretend like that I'm blind.

What took a lifetime to achieve
Man has destroyed in just days,,
But what's done is already done
So there's very little left to say.

Her skyline will never be the same
She now hangs her head in shame,
Cause to her it was her lifestyle
Before those logging trucks came.

Now never will her morning shade
Block the hot sun from my face,
Never will she stand her ground
For the many stumps in her place.

It's so very sad to see her gone
But her soul will always remain,
And all for some sheets of paper
The whole forest bares the pain.

Her purpose will never be valued
Because of supply and demand.
Just awhole lot of little reminders
Of the selfish greedy hands of man.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    This is beautiful.

    Man is a horrible thing to be right now. I hate what we are doin to this earth.

    Fabulous write, flow was uninterrupted and made for an enjoyable read.

    Em

  • 2 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Judging comment:

    I had absolutely no idea that this poem was going to end the way that it did and that is always something that I love: A twist at the end of poem/it turning out entirely different than what I was expecting.

    Once I finished and knew what it was about I went back and re read it again, more slowly this time and savouring it more.

    I enjoyed the personification of the trees and thought that made it seem much more real, and this is something few of us ever think about when we should really be thinking about things like this more often and doing what we can to help prevent it.

    I found the entire piece to flow easily from one line to the next and though some of the rhymes were simple I thought it worked really well.

    Easily my favourite part of this is the imagery painted along with the fact it is a poem that makes me think about things.

    Lovely write.

  • 2 years ago

    by Glenn Gay

    Good, very good.

  • 2 years ago

    by zabetha

    I live in the mountains and see this all the time. hate the way people disrespect the earth.

  • 2 years ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hello Scott,

    Congratulations on your win.

    This poem is very sad. Mankind is amazing, in one hand it can create life and deliver the kindness of angles. However, on the other, he ridicules, murders and destroys as he sees fit. The obvious destruction you write of is the latter.

    A very good poem.

    Take care,

    Michael

    • 2 years ago

      by Scott Cole

      Thank you Michael, yeah man is amazing as you have said I'm glad u enjoyed it as well as I did. I'm a nature man myself.