Environment Poem

I have posted this poem with permission of Marie Negus. She gave it to me to read, and I thought it was such a wonderful piece of poetry that I just wanted to share it with more people. Marie is only 11 years old, and the poem shows we could have a budding poet!

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This is so beautiful! I love how much anger you can fit into one little poem! :)Love It!!!! :D

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I Am Dying

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Published: May 2008

I am the Earth.
Mother of them all.
I'm getting hotter and hotter each day,
I just want to lay and rest.
Let me rest,
I'm dying.

My babies are dying,
The ice is melting,
The sun is burning my skin,
My babies,
My life.

You cruel people,
You choke me to death.
Your chemicals are killing
What I have tried to raise.
How is life supposed to carry on...
If my people destroy what
Makes us live
And breathe?

My poor trees!
Just think and feel how they feel.
Why are you putting rubbish on my skin?
STOP...
OH, STOP it now!

You're giving me a disease,
And it's burning to my core.
Get in my mind, come on,
Look deep down and find
My heart is slowly stopping.
You're killing me,
You murderer.

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  • by Corpus, Tx
  • 6 years ago

This is so beautiful! I love how much anger you can fit into one little poem! :)Love It!!!! :D

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