Such divide

by Michael   Dec 18, 2018


The colour fades
from her cheeks,
as she rides the storm of humanity.

she pedals-
attempting to keep the world balanced,
but the wheels of her cycle are buckled.

men stick their heels in.

the earth becomes a stomping ground;
trudged with dark carbon footprints.

her throat squeezed with gaseous hands
of a lazy society.
the air thins;
preventing a supply of oxygen.

-history is coming
with bang!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Ironic.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

yet year after year-
she produces
life, for us to live;
scenes for us to absorb;
with a garden that brings music to our ears
and we are blessed with scents of birth

her battles continue, as
man wages war against her civilisation.

the heat is on-
our earth is becoming small-fry;
in a much bigger picture.

voices still cry out from churches
echoing their beliefs;
hopes falls on deaf ears

no wonder-

she huffs and puffs.

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  • 2 months ago

    by DarkNDangerous

    Congrats on your win. This is absolutely stunning imagery and what seems like effortless free verse.

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you DND, lovely comments and thanks for reading :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar :)x

  • 2 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Michael, this is such a powerful piece! I keep reading it and feeling this rush of emotions, disappointment at how we forget to care for what gives us life and has cared for us time and time again. We must not forget Mother Nature's plea, her compassion, her sacrifice.

    Congrats on the win, will read this again and again!

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you MA, so true and nice comments :)x

  • 2 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Your free verse is enviable, Michael. Well done on this and a very happy Christmas to you,

    Ben

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Ben and same to you fella :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Daniel

    A poignant commentary on the destruction of Mother Earth - awesome as always

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Daniel, nice comments :)

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