If the Earth was a poet: Earth day

Upon my face I have harboured you.

Upon my face I have harboured you.

Upon my back have I given you abundant harvest

Upon the shores and from my waters I fed you too

Upon a star spangled night I gave you rest.

I wait longer it seems for you to reciprocate

Tears whirl in my eye for soon it may be too late

Let me sing silently my Earth day poetry blues.

Oil you pour in my waters…the same water you are made of

The same water you are fast running out of

With chemistry you dabble

And like child who knows no more than babble

You fill my back with compositions

Neither you or I can decompose.

That’s why I put my pain in these hear

Earth day poetry blues

Can you not see?

If I suffer, you suffer, if I bleed you burn.

For my blood runs hot from my core.

You know you are nothing without me

Yet in my eye you burn a hole.

I am blind now-I cannot shield you from the heat.

All I can do is sing my Earth day poetry blues.

Why, oh why, you who everyday changes your skin?

Do you burn the bed you sleep in? Burn barn and field that sustain you

Silently?

I do not need you.You need me

Think-While I sing my earth day blues.

Victor Mavedzenge 2009 

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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

Very deep!! I love how you make the connections between mother nature and us. Soooo true! If she is affected the resulting affect on us is unstoppable. Thank you again for such wonderful poetry.

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