Nov 04
poem challenge: Urgency

The Effect Of Us


How?

That one word

Richoches inside

My head. 

How has our world become 

This corrupted? And

As soon

As I

ask

That question, 

An answer 

Comes to me. 

Us. Humans.

We are the ones 

Who have 

Poisoned the 

Land,

Who have warmed the waters,

Who have created 

This monster

Who

Roams the earth

And traps

The sun’s golden

Rays to contain heat. 

And while some try to 

Cage this

Beast that we have

Created,

Other’s scoff, refusing to believe

That they have 

Helped make this.

And still others

Have given up, 

Saying that

It’s too late

To right 

This wrong, 

But maybe not.