We Can’t Breath

Can somebody please help us?

We are inhabitants of planet earth

We have been around for a very long time

But we can’t breath


Some of us are humans, others not so

We need oxygen, food, clean air and water

Some of our friends live under the water

But we are all finding it harder to breath


There is an enemy who has also been 

an ever present in our world 

Slowly but surely, agonisingly, killing us

That’s why it’s so hard to breath


The enemy is a dangerous predator 

Cunning, ruthless and will stop at nothing

As long as they get what they want

Nothing matters, not even our breath


It has been tearing our planet apart

for as long as people can remember

And now, forest fires, millions of tons

of plastic, unwanted houses,

and we can’t breath


We are so very sorry to report

that nobody is listening to us,

and the earth is dying

Devastated to inform you

of no known cure


We can’t breath

Mans greed


As it closes further in...

To exterminate


The Urban Poet©️2019

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Don Matthews

Sat 21st Dec 2019 21:25

Things can be done but people/governments are too greedy/selfish......what can a simple poet do?...just sigh in despair.....

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Fred Varden

Sat 21st Dec 2019 18:43

Thanks, yes it’s not as if they didn’t know this was going to happen. Religious or not Revelation predicts the end of the world to happen in a gigantic fireball.

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Sat 21st Dec 2019 09:19

I couldn't agree more.

Shame nothing really changes, despite best efforts.

It seems to me it was ever thus.

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