Treasure Island

Rachel Nichols


Mother Earth, My tears fall for Thee


our mother earth is being tortured, abused and torn apart
by people who could care less, i feel they have no heart!

a dry and barren wasteland, truly someday our planet shall be
goodbye flowers, and goodbye trees, goodbye waters of the sea!
day by day and hour by hour, mother earth is slowly dying,
it's the burning of fossil fuels, it's the monster fracking!

if that's not enough, think about this, deforestation,
and a throw away society, making war with every nation!

you cold and heartless humans, watch her gasp for breath!
will you be pleased to see her meet an unfortunate death?
will you be satisfied with no grains, fruits, or vegetables?
will you be delighted with no water to quench your thirst?

like a child not satisfied, until he takes apart his toy,
will you at last be happy, and filled with exuberant joy?

she is not well, can you feel her tremble, and feel her quake?
open your eyes, is there a rainfall to replenish the lake?
she is alive, and not a piece of stone, she is all we have,
and if you think she shall die alone, you must think again!

when the scientists, you know the ones with a master's degree
says not anyone of us can survive on planets x y or z

then we must open our eyes to see, she is truly our mother
show her some respect, cause we shall not have another!
yes, she provides us with food, clean water, and fresh air
all of us are children of the earth, for us she does care!

if you can't play nice, and be grateful for what she gives,
pack your bags, and ride the next spaceship out of here!

Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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.....due to FRACKING in one day the state of oklahoma experiences eight earthquakes...and 841 earthquakes in a year..is it true the people do not care if they destroy our planet...

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/4/2014 7:07:00 AM)

    if you can't play nice, and be grateful for what she gives,
    pack your bags, and ride the next spaceship out of here!
    Love earth or leave earth. A timely advice in a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (8/3/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    Wonderfully written poem Rachel! Often, I lament that I could not have tons of money to spend, only I would spend it on the things in life that are truly important, and barely any of it on myself. There are just a tiny few that have it all in life and yet are so stingy and greedy, wanting everything for themselves. So many little, simple things can be done to save mother nature, if each one of us does something, we can outwit these few who insist on destroying our earth. Great poem, you need to send a copy of it to the Environmental Protection Agency, they need a kick in the ___, sometimes also. Thank you for saying what needs to be said! RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Sina Farajzadeh (7/31/2014 9:11:00 AM)

    Hi dear Sunprincess. I really liked your poem. Its subject and theme. Its opening lines are perfect. I cannot really show how this poem attracted me! I love these lines which are truly bitter facts:

    a dry and barren wasteland, truly someday our planet shall be

    you cold and heartless humans, watch her gasp for breath!


    Wow. Amazing ending too! To tell the truth I also had some ideas about composing something dedicated to mother earth and about the natural and global disasters made by humans against the poor mother earth. But unfortunately I the words did not come out. I hope a day I can write them down. Yet this poem is truly great and shows my feelings too. By the way, I live in Urmia city (Northwest of Iran) . Urmia has a lake named Urmia Lake. It is the second sourest lake in the world but unfortunately it is running dry every year and If the the ones with a master's degree do not take action and take this issue for granted, the lake will be a deserted wasteland and influence the region's farming, .... I hope I could do something for it. Anyway, sorry I wrote too many words in my comment. Thanks for your genius piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/27/2014 12:45:00 PM)

    Global warming is truly occurring as a result of man's actions. The poem asks us to pay attention to saving Mother Earth. Thank you for a poem full of deep concern. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (7/26/2014 7:29:00 PM)

    I was not familiar with FRACKING - it's a disturbing trend. TAKE THE NEXT SPACESHIP - the irony is that we don't have SPACESHIPS, that is, vehicles that could reach other star systems so we MUST preserve the Earth at least until we can escape. But that attitude misses the point, doesn't it? We should not hurt our mother planet, that's the point! These recent poems of yours show the *Sunprincess* refuses to hide in her garden when the planet needs her help! (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (7/23/2014 1:24:00 PM)

    This planet belongs to us all. It's fate, it seems, is being decided by the greedy minority. Shameful. this poem is a message, a warning, to the whole of mankind. Well done Rachel. (Report) Reply

  • Ed Nigma (7/22/2014 5:31:00 AM)

    The best way to answer your question is people care only to the extent in which it could effect them. NOT all but many. Great poem filled with a positive message that should be seriously looked at by all. Because all the buildings we have now accumulated over time. The construction of them all spread like a virus as will fracking and oil drilling and I can go down the list. Point is our world is precious and needs to be cared for so that it can for us in the way we need. Thanks for sharing this Rachel, Allan Gerard~ (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona (7/21/2014 2:51:00 PM)

    I'm so pleased you've written this, and so beautifully crafted. Take every chance to shout this poem to the world. (Report) Reply

  • Jacqueline Nash (7/21/2014 5:42:00 AM)

    A passionate poem from the heart. Let's hope that us humans will realise before it is all too late. Keep fighting the cause. (Report) Reply

  • Md Asadullah (7/20/2014 12:14:00 PM)

    Environment friendly poem! loved it, nice message, beautifully rhymed, thanks for sharing :) (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (7/20/2014 2:18:00 AM)

    if you can't play nice, and be grateful for what she gives,
    pack your bags, and ride the next spaceship out of here! - - - - - - - - - - -I love your care and response to the problem of man-made earthquakes.Thanks for making us informed about it. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2014 3:31:00 PM)

    A compelling and creative cry that if heeded would cause humans to live more responsible lives as it pertains to the stewardship of the earth. Excellently expressed my royal friend! (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (7/17/2014 5:48:00 AM)

    Your Mother, the Earth says;
    Thank you, my child,
    You said the Truth,
    So beautifully,
    I cried.

    EXTRAORDINARY, POWERFUL

    This great poem should be required reading for All.
    Some will understand. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/16/2014 4:21:00 PM)

    A very passionate and powerful piece of writing - and one day it will be goodbye to humans too, and then our dear mother can start to mend herself. (Report) Reply

  • Mr. Nobody Nothing (7/16/2014 12:38:00 PM)

    Wow, that was so powerful that it made me think you were saving up mojo for awhile
    and then, WHAM! It all came out so beautifully powerful!

    Love live Gaia's body.
    they can never kill her soul! (Report) Reply

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