What has happened to Human Kind? - A poem by Richard Mawby
This poem remains near to my heart. I feel strongly about the impact our race has had upon the beauty of the world, namely nature, and I wrote this poem some time ago while I was amidst deep thought regarding this topic.
It is a poem that expresses my views upon our species and how we have deviated from our natural course of life. I hope the following words will touch the hearts of those who can relate to them and I hope through sharing this on hubpages many people will enjoy and appreciate this poem.
What has happened to Human Kind?
What has happened to human kind?
Destruction to all good that we find
Replaced with prisons in which we live
And hard earned wages to them we must give
But those who cause no harm at all
Suffer the most with nowhere to fall
Chucked out from home and all they know
Upon the roads, no kindness we show
What happened to a friendly hello?
Or simply a smile to a passing fellow
Replaced by ignorance and solemn faces
No manners are shown, we are split by races
Ruled by those who are filled with greed
Or hungry with power, no care what we need
Though supposedly free, we are held up for ransom
Our lives we must waste to society’s tantrum
What ever stopped us from living in peace?
No need for war, wasted lives all deceased
Such thirst for conquest, hard-headed and all
To not destroy cultures, or be so cynical
When did ever we have the right to this place?
To own woodlands, fields, it’s such a disgrace
And later destroy than live with the rest
Of all of god’s creatures, even those pests
I don’t understand why to us nature’s nothing
Such beauty and magic, all gone with constructing
Such eye saws that tower right up to the skies
All once thriving, it withers and dies
We are not all that different to such animals
Who surround us daily, they should be our pals
Our equals in this once magnificent kingdom
Now ruined, destroyed, and gone is its’ wisdom;
By Richard Mawby ©