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These trees will burn and fall away
And God won't shed a tear
The seas will rise and the earth will die
Not tomorrow or today
Though we've yet to see or hear their calls
Their laughter, or their cries
Our children and their own for sure
Will bear the weight of our disgrace and fall
And have this and not much more;
The sky above, the sea below,
And the raft on which they lie.
| I don't know how I feel about it either, but I do know that this is the only poem that I've read on this site approaching the topic of climate change/everything that revolves around it.|
So, although the rhyme scheme is a little off when it comes to structure, I think that, when spoken aloud, this poem can make a great impact on the audience. Now, would it make an even greater impact with a little change? Depends on how you revise it. I think it's worth a try, but all-in-all it's worth the read and definitely worth understanding.
|| Posted on 2016-05-23 00:00:00 | by MyPeriodical | [ Reply to This ] |