OUR MOTHER EARTH

© Joshua Isham

May 2008

Our Mother Earth

This mother Earth,
Who gives us life;
This mother Earth,
Heart filled with strife,

We love her not,
Though love we should;
Her death we plot,
For life’s “own good”;

She gave us air, and food, and home,
That’s not enough we humans scream;
With greedy lust our mouths do foam,
With evil hopes our eyes do gleam;

Her air we fill,
With smoke and death;
Ourselves we kill,
For lack of breath;

The sea once clean,
Now choked with waste;
To drink we fear,
Will death make haste;

The soil once pure,
And full of life;
Now barren sand,
Of farmer’s strife;

No longer she,
Can stand our “love”;
Now we must flee,
Like scattered dove;

She gave us all,
Unto the end;
Now we appalled,
Our lives defend

 

What This Poem Makes Me Think

This poem is awesome and relevant because Joshua makes us think about how Earth was and how it is now. He makes some really great points. This planet was once so very pure and it can be again. Only good can come from giving Earth our utmost attention.

What are your thoughts on this poem?

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