Environment Poem

Poem About Our Treating Earth Poorly

This was brought on a few years ago in the midst of constant cries from activist groups to pay attention to the way we treat this earth that we live on.

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This is really a very heart touching poem. After reading this poem we realize that what the Mother Earth has given us is the best and we should preserve it full-heartedly. This poem gives a...

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Our Mother Earth


Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

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 farmers' 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.


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  • Shripad G. Agnihotri by Shripad G. Agnihotri
  • 5 years ago

The healthy relationship between father and mother is the key to retain health of all children living on earth. Let us pray to God for such healthy moments for all as described in the poem.

  • Sakshi Patel by Sakshi Patel
  • 5 years ago

This is really a very heart touching poem. After reading this poem we realize that what the Mother Earth has given us is the best and we should preserve it full-heartedly. This poem gives a very strong, positive vibe about the love we should return to the Mother Earth. It gives a very strong and powerful message to those who think that preserving nature is not our work.

  • Zorifa Zia Khan by Zorifa Zia Khan
  • 6 years ago

This is a really touching poem, and I really love it. Thank you for showing why we should care for Mother Nature. This is a great example for people who litter in their everyday lives.

  • Itsuka Shido by Itsuka Shido
  • 7 years ago

I really cried when I read this poem. It is so beautiful! I really am impressed with how the poet wrote it!

  • Jennifer Donnay by Jennifer Donnay
  • 9 years ago

I love this poem because I love nature, I think we need to take better care of what God has given us. My daughter Amanda has autism, and through her love for nature, I have grown to really look at life through her eyes

  • Johanna Hamood by Johanna Hamood, South Australia
  • 9 years ago

This poem is amazing, it really touches me. I can relate to this because of nature and because God really is the true creator of this beautiful world that we call home. I spend many hours writing poetry while sitting on the beach and listening to the "majestic roar" of the waves. It really inspires me and I wish I could write poetry as beautiful as this lovely piece by Ron Tranmer.

Mother Nature
by Ron Tranmer ©

Have you ever spent the hours
just gazing at the stars,
contemplating all the wonders
in this universe of ours?

The beauty of each flower.
Their fragrances we smell.
The magnificence of color,
and each intricate detail.

Have you looked upon the ocean
watching waves crash to the shore,
and felt the awesome power
of it's great majestic roar?

The many colors of a rainbow
as it arc's across the sky,
almost takes my breath away.
Is it any wonder why?

Have you sat with one you love
to watch the falling sun,
spraying rays of reddish haze
to show the day is done.

All the beauty that surrounds us
in this world whereon we trod,
are not from "Mother" nature,
but from our "Father"......God

  • Tntripathi by Tntripathi
  • 1 year ago

Eye-opening lyric about what Nature has given to us and what we are giving to her. Thanks to writers like this and hope the poet would inspire the readers by writing such poems. Heart-touching, indeed.

  • Snehreet Kaur by Snehreet Kaur
  • 8 years ago

This poem gives us a lot of knowledge about our motherland. It tells us that we should take care of it. It has given us so much. Now it is our time to do something good in return. I am really impressed.

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