Template: Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

A Final Warning.

Dead

Starfish

On the beach

Are a message

Tell me who’ll listen

The bottle glints brightly

In un-natural hot sun

It too holds a message for us

Our planet is dying as we watch

We were custodians but we have failed.

Can

We heed

The message

Is it too late

Are we spoilers

Is this our sole fate

Can we save the planet

Rescue the land and the seas

Hark the note in the bottle please

Time is galloping away from us

Stop the rape and plunder of mother earth.

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The above is my entry to Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Today is the middle Tuesday of the month and I am delighted to say it means we have a picture prompt. Thank you Colleen this one is a beauty which we can take in many directions. I have chosen a Butterfly Etheree , I feel the Butterfly is apt because I have chosen to use the message in the bottle as a warning. We have polluted our seas with plastic and chemicals, injuring and killing our aquatic wildlife. We are mining, deforesting and poisoning the earth and burning a hole in the ozone allowing climate change, It is real. I have not even touched on the ward we are waging.

We (humans) are the cause whether we intend to be or not. We must act now or lose our beautiful home.

Love to you all.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 20, 2019 @ 08:47:14

    Oh, this was good sis, a real meaningful piece 🥰

    Reply

  2. Dale
    Aug 20, 2019 @ 15:28:54

    Wonderful take
    Really, though, my friend, you must remove the e for On the beach ;0)

    Reply

  3. Colleen Chesebro
    Aug 20, 2019 @ 15:58:36

    Willow, there is such a powerful message in your butterfly-shaped double Etheree. This is so lovely. ❤

    Reply

  4. Tina Stewart Brakebill
    Aug 21, 2019 @ 12:23:22

    We had a similiar reaction to the pic. 😉 Nicely done.

    Reply

  5. Miriam Hurdle
    Aug 22, 2019 @ 17:22:53

    Your double Etheree has an urgent message, Willow. I hope we hear the message and do something to save out planet! ❤

    Reply

  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 23, 2019 @ 06:50:25

    Very powerful and important message Willow. Well done. x

    Reply

  7. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 24, 2019 @ 04:49:55

    Wow, this is very powerful, Willow.

    Reply

  8. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 24, 2019 @ 22:07:16

    A great post, Willow. Your message is so important right now. I’m especially concerned about the burning rain forest in the Amazon – the “lungs of the earth”. 😟 💟💟

    Reply

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