Death of a planet

Photo by Markus Spiske on

Damn  you I see you all

Every action large  or small.

Why do you rape  and abuse  me

Tell me, when I give  you my all, for free?

I lay here at your feet bleeding and broken

Not one of you have listened to the words I’ve spoken.

You’ve been warned, cajoled and I have implored

You don’t listen or care. My warnings you ignore!

Dying, now I spew poison  that you have mined

You, you alone  have caused my death by that you are defined!

My skin is parched and burned, baron and scorched  am I

No animals move, my seas and lakes empty no birds left in my sky.

I weep but my tears just turn to steam  no relief

You have watched  me suffer yet you have just added to my  grief.

I am fading fast, there is nowhere to go. I am a shadow of myself

As pale as you brother moon , as dead too because of their greed for my wealth.

Dead am I

Why did you not try

Your wars and greed

And now in death I bleed.

The painting above is from

I wrote this is twenty fourteen, we have learned nothing .

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Widdershins
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 18:37:13

    That painting is magnificent, as are your words … and yes, they’ve learned nothing.


  2. Ritu
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 19:28:59

    So sad how things don’t really change, Sis 😢


  3. Artist/Poet_JayMoraShihadeh
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 19:34:26

    Wow! powerful poem, sadly more true than ever


  4. pensitivity101
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 21:29:49

    This really hits hard Willow, and you are right………. they don’t listen, and have learned nothing.


  5. darsword
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 01:26:18

    So true! 😢💔


  6. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 01:36:49

    It is tragic how we abuse out planet.


  7. Sadje
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 01:37:48

    Unfortunately we haven’t mended our ways.


  8. ivor20
    Oct 27, 2020 @ 09:38:29

    A wondrous piece of writing, presenting yourself in the first person voice of earth… well done… And thank you for following my blog/website, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings…I’m from Geelong Australia…
    Here’s a little poem you may enjoy


  9. Betty Hayes Albright
    Oct 29, 2020 @ 00:47:59

    If anything, it seems like things are just getting worse. I keep hoping, but….🥺


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