Treasure Island

Edwina Reizer

(12/22/1937 / LAKEWOOD, NJ)

Earth's Tears


The skies opened and its tears did fall
and the river of tears did flow.
And mankind watched the rivers swell
and picked up oars to row.
But the strength of the watery tears
covered all in its sight
and every man cried as they watched
through the darkness of the night.

And in the morning when the sun should shine
they found it was not in the sky.
The rivers now rose inches every minute
and every mother did cry.
Babes in arms swathed in blankets wet
also felt fear inside.
Mother Earth continued her relentless tears
until all on earth had died.


And then much later, the sun did shine again.

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Earth's Tears by Edwina Reizer )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Raining Love, Sandra Feldman
  2. I Still Read, An Apology For Someone Pro.., Michael McParland
  3. Not Missed, Michael McParland
  4. Trigger Happy, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  5. I Am Nobody, Michael McParland
  6. Goodbye, Michael McParland
  7. Farewell, Michael McParland
  8. Falling, Michael McParland
  9. The Poet's License, Tony Adah
  10. A Journey That Ended In Laughs, Michael McParland

Poem of the Day

poet Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way,
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]