Environment Poem

Poem About Humans Destroying Earth

I was inspired to write this poem after a period of sadness and concern about the way the Earth and its ecosystems were being devastated around the globe, with wars, deforestation and pollution, and I wrote it in the hope that one day human beings could see the error of their ways and try to repair the damage that has already ensued.

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Mother Earth

Dave Mottram ©

Published by Family Friend Poems April 2019 with permission of the Author.

Our Earth is beautiful as viewed from the sky.
But wait! Is Mother about to cry?
This blue planet shakes and trembles and sheds its tears
As it feels the wars and the pain of its tenants' fears.
It's the human ones causing the destruction.
Of all that Mother put into production,
Millions of eons shifting lands to and fro,
Forming mountains and valleys and waters that flow,
Habitats grown to nurture all her children
Are destroyed by the greed of human evolution.
Has the Mother taken all that she can?
Is she objecting to the iniquities of man?
How many cuts and incisions can she take?
As species land and forests disappear in man's wake,
She gives her warnings as the elements explode,
Showing how vulnerable humans are in their humble abodes.
Catastrophes are spreading across the globe.
How much worse will they become? No one knows.
The Mother is angry, and she has just begun
To vent her fury as she converses with her sun,
So beware, human ones, and heed Mother's actions.
Let not complacency and avarice become your distractions.
Has the Mother not provided all that you need?
Yet you repay her with ignorance and contempt as you feed,
So open your eyes, human ones, and respect Mother's love,
For this is Mother Earth given to us from above.


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