Boldly may we walk,
yet resolutely, carefully.
Minding the soul of Mother Earth,
respecting her fragility.
Oceans rise in anger.
swallow homes built too near.
Heat past simmering patience.
Melt polar ice, bleach coral reefs,
threaten aquatic life.
Can we appease her?
Written for Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today, we’re to asked include the word BOLD, or a form of the word (not a synonym) within our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Image from Pixabay.com
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Seems like the bold who build on the brink … end up in the drink!
Well done, Lillian. It is disastrous what is happening in CA.
Only the grace of Mother Earth will save humankind now. We as a species aren’t being bold with our urgency to stop cutting trees and bulldozing ecosystems.
Thought-provoking piece. I often wonder if we’re too late. Well written.
Mother Earth definitely needs us to take bold action to care for her.
Well-written poetic commentary. I particularly like your opening.
I wonder if we can appease her, or if it’s too late? She will still be here, even when we are not.
A powerful piece, Lill.
This is so beautiful: “…Minding the soul of Mother Earth, respecting her fragility…” Very powerful.
we may, but I think that at last we will vanish before the earth may slowly recover.
a plea for humanity to take action to address the negative effects of climate change on the planet. Thanks for this.
So wonderfully written….yes, i do believe mother earth is retaliating. Stay safe in CA.
Oh that we could be as careful as the Polar bear.