Heaven Weeps

by cassie hughes   Sep 1, 2021


Heaven weeps,
with wings outstretched as if
their span could shield
the world
from our destruction.
The moon rises,
Pulling nets of tears around
Gaia’s girth in one
last tidal hope
forlorn.
Antithesis to life
humanity ignores all warnings,
blinded by clouds of
self-importance
and hate.
Heaven weeps.
Alone.
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Inspired by a picture prompt found here - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/488148047147481168/

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  • 1 week ago

    by C Cattaway

    Beautiful. Subject, writing, & eloquence. All beautiful.
    Well done.
    Catherine x

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Rayven

    Angels are something that I have been attracted to lately so the picture and poem combo really spoke to me. Unfortunately I am out of nominations for the week otherwise I would have nominated it. Anyway onto the poem itself.

    For context I am an atheist however if there is such a thing as heaven it would be weeping at the sight of the world nowadays which I believe is the main point of the poem itself. Angels are the ones who are trying to protect the earth from harm. Humans are often self centered and full of hatred so much so they don't see the beauty all around us.

    The clouds and angels cry out in pain and within that is the destruction that humans are too blind to see. The story of the poem is one of sadness yet of importance. If humans don't change we won't have any earth to live on.

    I loved the ending as well. The implication that no one will go to heaven is great!

    This a great and intelligent write and I wouldn't change anything.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Rayven. Watching the news lately makes me feel that humanity is in a death spiral and sometimes I wonder if the planet would be better off without us. The picture just helped me put some of these feelings into words.

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