When the World is Not Enough

You pick up the trees and you wave them like fans

But her face continues to sweat.

You unravel the ground and you drain it of soil

But her stomach never rounds,

Her mouth remains open.

You bottle up the ocean till all water is extinct

Yet she continues to faint of thirst.

You take life from the earth,

You remove breath from the world

And she continues to perform still birth.

The doctor says death can’t breathe life

And that no matter what planets you inject into her bloodstream,

And no matter what population you put in her stomach,

No matter what stars you stitch into her skin,

Or pumping organs you operate her with,

The heart will not heart,

It cannot beat,

At least not for you.

So you must return the earth to us,

Please return the world to us

Because we miss it very much.

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John Marks

Wed 5th Oct 2016 23:29

Still is silent movement; I liked it's evasion

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Alexandra Parapadakis

Tue 31st May 2016 00:33

Thank you!!

Tony Hill

Sun 22nd May 2016 08:56

I liked the imagery in your poem.

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Andy N

Sun 22nd May 2016 00:02

excellent last two lines.

great piece.

really enjoyed it.

keep blogging

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