Treasure Island

David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Changing Times


Polar bears vying for accommodation
Hanging their scarves over a crescent moon.
With cliffs of sea ice crashing down,
And ice melting into oceans clear.

Whale song echoing around the oceans
But their cry was a pleading cry for help
Haunting echo’s from the deep
But mankind turns a deaf ear.

Contrail lines causing deserts in
Sub-Sahara nights flying people to holidays.
Endless rain from autumn to spring amongst
The daffodils and crocuses.

Long hot summers, drought days
Endless. Heat strokes rise daily.
Politicians meandering words
Power play for big businesses.

Carbon trading, a trade off to nothing.
The worlds people a minor commodity.
The world turns to a new destiny,
A new cycle begins as money rules all.

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, April 19, 2013

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Just a poem about the crime mankind is doing to this earth.

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    The world turns to a new destiny, A new cycle begins as money rules us...
    Beautiful poem on todays situations...Money is ruling us and people are mere just commodities.

    Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Aya Nasr (6/22/2013 8:11:00 AM)

    The world turns to a new destiny, A new cycle begins as money rules all i loved it (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (4/21/2013 9:15:00 PM)

    Deeply felt thoughts are very appropriate about what we are doing to the planet. I will read your other poems. Thank you for your comments about my poem 'Bird's Lament'. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (4/20/2013 9:07:00 AM)

    Sad, but truthful comments on the current world situation.Can, will we ever
    change these tragic changes? You covered the subject extremely well (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (4/19/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    Wonderful word picture! Loved the thought and also the pictorial quality of the poem.Great! (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (4/19/2013 5:12:00 AM)

    A betrayal that done everyday but yet no action replied....but time will come where the changing times will respond the consequences for each betrayal we did to our mother earth...We just need to respect mother, for mother earth too...because the loves she shared, a beautiful write David! _soul (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (4/18/2013 2:39:00 PM)

    All temporary in mother nature's eyes. There is a day of reckoning and the slate may be wiped clead.
    And all our arrogance and ignorance will be as nothimg. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (4/18/2013 7:45:00 AM)

    Excellent write David, just what are these changing times doing to the planet. Thank You (Report) Reply

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