Oct 21
poem challenge: Urgency

A Remembrance of the Chain-link Earth

It's earth day, but it's more than that,
We need a chance to think
For the chain of flora and fauna, we're just another link.
We're not so special, us human beings
That the world deserves to suffer
So that we can stuff our selves full with a corporate issued stuffer.
After all, have we not consumed enough, exhumed enough
Resources from the earth?
Have not we destroyed enough of life
That we're beyond rebirth?
You can't compost your problems
You can't make them go away
You can't sing a song of peace and hope 
As the fire grows everyday.
And as the ice caps melt 
And drip
down the kitchen sink
I wonder, wouldn't things be better
If people would just stop
And think?