Whose Earth Is This?

Whose Earth is this?
ask the trees reaching
to kiss mountainous sky.

Who cares for her?
ask the creatures all,
grateful for her bounty.

Machines rumble
forests fall – a stand
for progress answers none.

(Image my own. Poem first appeared here May of 2021)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

27 thoughts on “Whose Earth Is This?”

  1. Your poem has given voice to how I’ve been feeling, particulary lately, as more and more swaths of woodlands are being decimated by developers. I LOVE how the image expresses the same thing without words.

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  2. Kiss that mountainous sky good-bye…feeling a little pessimistic this morning as I reflect on the smoke in the air, its causes, the words of our Premier Mr. Moe. and now your poem- which emotes a very subtle poignancy.

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  3. One day they will understand. I had a teacher in high school who said, the planet will outlast us, and regenerate. Nature will survive despite what we do. This was 1980’s.. he’d already given up hope that we’d change.๐Ÿฅด

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