Death of a planet

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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 .

The Purple Octopus

Creeping through the drainpipes, escaping up into the light

They are coming to take over, they are sick of endless night!

They are amazed by all the colours  and blinded by the sun

They have discovered wine and pencils … Oh! they are having fun.

The yellow of the flowers attracts like bees to a honeypot

They can’t believe how tall the trees are, they want  to climb them  but so far they have not!

Blue skies seem to please them, could it remind them of their former home.

When they had lived in the sea , safe , in the time before they had to roam.

It was better when they roamed the seas we knew where we were  then

Before we spoiled everything   . It was as it should be Ying and Yang a perfect Zen.

It is not the same now, everything has changed. It was our own fault

We pushed them all too far and now nothing is the same. Sadly now its too late to call a halt.

Could we get them back in the sea again , I really don’t think so

I think we have done enough damage  ………….. and it is time for us to go.


Artwork  by Emma Butler can be found at

I Told Them


Oh! I told them, Oh! I tried.They would not listen all my truths were denied.

Beware I warned them please don’t squander my resources. Hark my my words don’t meddle with my forces.


Oh! Children what have you done? You have wasted my waters and blocked out the Sun. You have raped me and drained me and left me for dead. I am burned and scorched, from me you will no longer be fed.


You have run out of time, you threw it all away, you tried to bury it , all lost now no night and no day.

The carrion circle yet there is nothing for them. Like everything else to a slow hungry death they are condemned!


I sit here and ponder at mankind’s  viscous attack on me

How they treated the gentler animals in care was so hard for me to see.

They poisoned my oceans, my rivers and my seas all my marine life slowly died

The humans didn’t care  I warned them,  I told them I swear I did I tried.


Now there is nothing left, my protective ozone layers gone

My surface laid waste all my troubles are come home.

Well  mankind has perished  and they have killed me too

All that is left for me is to wait to die. Finished, spoiled and dying there is nothing I can do.






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