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Earth Today



Our earth ails, pales

deforestation rules –

trees ripped from the soil

while the desert encroaches

inch by scorched inch

leaving space in the race

for man-made rocks, structures

to house, plots to feed

ever-expanding populations

ugly erections pumping thick

black smoke into the air –

the air that we breathe –

ban cigarettes, but leave

toxic contaminants from exhausts

from chimneys made ever higher

sending pollution into space

ha! pretending that there’s

a difference in quality

and what goes up stays up

never comes down in air or rain

to be seen or breathed



©Denise G Allen, 07 May 2013 19:31

Refer to comment made on COP 18:


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!

10 thoughts on “Earth Today

  1. The earth speaks through you, Denise.
    blessings ~ maxi


  2. Wonderful writing from the heart, adee.


  3. I agree with ad, adee.


  4. If, like me, you were on holiday in southern Spain, perhaps your vision would be different today, Denise. I can’t take photos, but will try and save up a poem from my short life here


  5. it is interesting how the thoughts of the enviroment wax and wain…its a hot topic one moment and then gets lost as well in the shadow of other topics….it does deserve attention though big business, money is what matters…


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