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An Apology to Mother Earth


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An Apology to Mother Earth


We have failed you,

Mother Earth,

And continue on

This path of destruction

Despite warnings

And calamities.

Blindly, we refuse to change,

Thinking we have

All the time in the world

To make sacrifices for you.

We have emptied your coffers,

Dried up your waters,

Desiccated your forests.

We think we are gods

Who will live forever

After you are dead.


©DGA 10.11.2010 17:47

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

24 thoughts on “An Apology to Mother Earth

  1. We think we are gods
    Who will live forever
    After you are dead.

    Sounds pretty stupid when you put it that way 😦 – sounds like we need our collective head examined…

    Great post.


  2. Our generation and our parents’ generation have a lot to feel guilty about harming Mother Earth. Luckily the current teens and younger kids are much more aware and ‘green’, so I’m optimistic about Mother Nature being healed; maybe not completely, but to a large degree.


    • It is nice to be optimistic and I hope you’re right, Halfie. The thing is that young people are idealistic, but become jaded and materialistic as they get older.


  3. very telling piece. thanks adee.


  4. Mankind is doomed. Poor Mother Earth.


    • That’s right – and the longer it’s left the more it’s going to cost and the longer it will take… We see small ‘half-hearted’ attempts here and there, but nothing meaningful at all!


  5. yeah…sucks we have so much to apologize for…


  6. Well written…a shocking image


  7. I really hope that we can undo some of the devastation before it’s too late.


  8. Wow!…the shock factor really brings this home. Truly impressive and so true…you laid this out like a master Adeeyoyo! We do these things and give back nothing but polluted waste. Excellent job!


  9. I recently read the book ‘Collapse’ by Jared Diamond. You have summed up his 500 pages in 16 lines. Excellent.


  10. I think the powers that B just think we are going to move to another planet. Where did you get the visual from – amazing!


    • Can you imagine – a mass evacuation, haha! And how many thousands of years before we have the know-how to do this.

      I find I can get most of the illustrations from the free and they seem to have such a variety too!


  11. hi adeeyoyo,

    what a gem! i am mostly drawn to nature poems. i felt strongly about this one of a kind apology to mother earth. for this cause, we are united in gathering our voices to save our planet from its imminent destruction. i still believe, we can still change the odds for the better. we should not lose hope.

    have a blessed weekend.


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