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This poem made me feel like I can once more cry for our poor Earth. Why do we have to do what we do? And to our surprise, tigers, wolves, mountain lions, and many other predators are blamed...

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Can Earth Be Earth?

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Published: June 2008

Can earth be Earth when all its trees are gone,
And sudsy waters have become unfit,
And poisoned life no longer greets the dawn
With raucous sounds that death has caused to quit?
Will trees no longer wave, with limbs unfurled,
On hapless earth, that ever in orbit roams?
Will human ego sacrifice the world
To satiate its lust for pompous homes?
Will distant space look down on orb that's bald.
I now can hear the mother say,
"I was once called Earth.
But now, bereft of mirth, I weep.
That treeless orb's no longer Earth."

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Techniques this poem uses:

  • The author uses adjectives to paint a picture with words. An adjective is the part of speech that describes a noun (person, place, or thing).

    sudsy waters
    poisoned life
    raucous sounds
    hapless earth
    distant space
    treeless orb

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  • This is an example of a free verse poem. Free verse poems do not follow any rules.
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  • by Odessa Kamielle Medina
  • 3 months ago

This poem made me feel like I can once more cry for our poor Earth. Why do we have to do what we do? And to our surprise, tigers, wolves, mountain lions, and many other predators are blamed to be the monsters. But just look around, WE'RE the real monsters. Take it from me, and just try to save this great love of Earth. Plus, I'm only 12 years-old. :(

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