To Those Who Should Care

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 16
Write a poem to the world.  Maybe all of your poems are already directed at the world, but for me, this is a first person poem directed at a group of people–maybe everyone in the world, but maybe a certain group of people you know.

Note to those not doing their part:
Look around you, look in your heart.
Streets are strewn with waste, with litter,
earth is tarnished, losing glitter.

Nature existed before us.
Do not let grasslands turn to dust.
Mother Nature can turn bitter.
Earth is tarnished, losing glitter.

Climate change is real; spread the word
to nay-sayers who have not heard.
Home to trees, flowers, and critters,
earth is tarnished, losing glitter.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to To Those Who Should Care

  1. Our Green Mother is “tarnishes, losing glitter”, indeed. And if we don’t do something about her health, we’ll end up homeless. I shall spread the word.


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