This poem is stunning - I must admit I had to research the word 'Gaia' as I had no idea what it meant: 'The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.'
good ole Wikipedia - lol
I am glad I did though because it made your poem make more sense. The fact that inorganic and organic interact and are in fact in equilibrium. The idea that mother nature has seen this balance become toppled and mankind harm what is good. She is rightly upset, her tears 'bubble' in streams as she sees mankind 'rape and despoil' all her hard work.
The ending statement is a warning - if we do nothing then all that will be left of this beautiful planet is a scar.
Its nice to know you learned something new from one of my pieces but did you also know that Gaia (or Gaea)was also the personification of the earth in Greek Mythology? I tried my best to integrate the two in this.
1 year ago
by Ben Pickard
This is wonderful and fully deserved then notice it got in Andrea's challenge.
What struck me most in this poem is the use of the word 'raped' . The word has such dreadful connotations and so to apply it to what's happening to the earth is a very clever stroke from you.