Planet Earth

This Planet Earth of ours cries in pain.
Perhaps because we take her in vain.
Who's to say how long she'll keep
Sadly true, her wounds run deep
Where will the children of tomorrow be?
No animals, water or even a tree
Innocent animals we know and love
are going extinct - no hope from above
Contaminated waters - pollution and more
the damage is done straight down to the core
Evergreen trees protecting everyone
providing oxygen and shade from the sun
For us they grow and weather withstand
Their survival depends on this earthly land
Respect Mother Nature and Planet Earth
Show her the meaning of her worth
Open your eyes - the expected is here
annihilation and all that we fear
The Human Race and greed are to blame
The world will end; what a crying shame



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Jane Briganti

Sun 19th May 2019 01:21

Well said Don!

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Don Matthews

Sat 18th May 2019 23:39

Jane. You've hit a raw nerve.....

Man seems to have been born
With a strong need for greed
Which is buggering everything
Please change, I do plead

The tadpoles are going
The hedgehogs, the birds
What next will be disappearing?
What next will I've heard?

Get rid of your greed
Please do as I bid
Think what you are leaving
Behind for your kids

However, I fear
We're overpopulating
The planet can't support it
No sign of abating

Such are the urgent problems need addressing.
But will we? Or will greed still rule?.........

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Rose Casserley

Sat 18th May 2019 22:44

hear! hear! lovely piece of rhyming Jane and done so with a great cause and to great effect.

Rose 💋

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Poetikaly Anointed

Sat 18th May 2019 21:50

So sad but true!

We can pretend to sleep and let it happen

Jane Briganti

Sat 18th May 2019 20:57

Thank you Dorothy, Keith, Jason & Jennifer for taking the time to comment. Spring is here (Long Island, NY) and while admiring the absolute beautiful nature which surrounds me, along with geese, ducks, a few wild turkeys and an array of birds, I thought "how sad someday this will all be gone."

Smile and make each day count😊

jennifer Malden

Sat 18th May 2019 17:54

Agree absolutely with Dorothy and Keith - the writing is on the wall, and it is really frightening. It would seem that only now have we discovered the sea is full of plastic whereas it has been acumulating for years. 20 years ago we had fireflies and their gloworms, but they too have vanished. Great poem.


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Jason Bayliss

Sat 18th May 2019 17:52

So unfortunately true. I read up on this quite a lot as I'm quite, "sciency," if you like. When you hear leading climate scientists using phrases like, "Well, we want kids but we know what's coming and have to ask ourselves if it's fair to bring them into the world?" And you can see from the look in their eyes how much they mean that, it's quite chilling. Great poem Jane.

J. x

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keith jeffries

Sat 18th May 2019 16:14


A poem with an urgent plea for the whole of humanity. I echo Dorothy´s words as I recently discovered that here in the UK we once had a population of 30 million hegehogs which is now reduced to 1 million. The writing is on the wall. A poem with a profound message with good rhyming and well composed.

Thank you for this

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Dorothy Webb

Sat 18th May 2019 14:47

Five years ago we had four pairs of nesting swallows - this year there is only one pair.
for the last two years the tadpoles in our little pond have slowly died.
this year there are no frogs, therefore, no tadpoles.

It's all happening now - so frightening.- your poem does not exaggerate


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