Randy McClave

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I Heard The World Crying - Poem by Randy McClave

I heard the world crying
As though she was dying,
And then came the rain
As though sympathy to her pain,
She was being polluted
And her body was being looted,
Myself and a million more sighed;
She just cried.

I heard the world moan
But, she was not alone,
I and a million more didn't like how she was treated
She was used, and abused, and cheated,
She gave us all a home to live
But, we took, we destroyed and we didn't give,
Promises to help her were broken and unkept;
She just wept.

I heard the world grieve
Maybe from what she couldn't believe,
Pollution it was now everywhere
And seemingly to her, no one did care,
They dug inside of her for coal and oil
They polluted her waters and the air and the soil,
And when man's protection for her failed;
She again wailed.

I heard the world howl
Then I heard her growl,
With her mighty winds and storms
From all of nature's platforms,
But, we won't care and we won't listen
Then will come an instant frisson,
We will ignore, and then us the world will deny;
She will die

Randy L. McClave

Topic(s) of this poem: earth, earth day, pollution


Comments about I Heard The World Crying by Randy McClave

  • (3/23/2019 11:30:00 PM)

    Beautifully crafted thought provoking poem concerned with preservation of ecological balance. Congrats on poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (3/23/2019 11:21:00 PM)

    I heard the world howl
    Then I heard her growl,
    With her mighty winds and storms
    ..../////// great poetic expression
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  • Khairul Ahsan (3/23/2019 10:06:00 PM)

    'We will ignore, and then us the world will deny;
    She will die' - these two lines sum up the poem well.
    Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
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  • Amir Marandi (3/23/2019 8:54:00 PM)

    Powerful and insightful. An amazing poem. Congrats for POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (3/23/2019 12:53:00 PM)

    Very powerfully portrays the the woes and agonies of mother earth - - - -Congratulations for being selected Poet of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (3/23/2019 7:59:00 AM)

    An eye-opener Poem of the Day....very evocative..the message is vividly executed in an emphatic manner...Fantastic write..Congratulations for a well- deserved POD. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/23/2019 4:33:00 AM)

    Problems! ! ! !
    Seen everywhere on earth.

    🌍 Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/23/2019 4:08:00 AM)

    The cause of world crying is so touchingly and clearly inscribed. Beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Jennifer Birchall (3/23/2019 2:13:00 AM)

    A really great poem, thought provoking. Congratulations on POD Randy, much deserved. (Report)Reply

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  • Practicing Poetess (3/23/2019 1:03:00 AM)

    A sad, thought-provoking, almost prophetic poem. Great job with this Randy, and good rhyming.
    Congratulations on a well-earned Poem of the Day!
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  • (3/23/2019 12:46:00 AM)

    Moving exhortation of the power of a woman's tears and how she has become the earth growling and moaning through dying. (Report)Reply

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  • Kim Barney (3/23/2019 12:28:00 AM)

    Great poem on pollution, Randy.
    Congratulations for having it selected as member poem of the day!
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/23/2019 12:26:00 AM)

    A beautifully crafted poem, sir Randy........10
    Onto my poem list.......
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  • Prabir Gayen (2/24/2019 11:53:00 PM)

    I heard the world howl
    Then I heard her growl,
    With her mighty winds and storms
    From all of nature's platforms,
    But, we won't care and we won't listen
    Then will come an instant frisson,
    We will ignore, and then us the world will deny;
    She will die.....beautiful poem dear poet..
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    Randy Mcclave(3/23/2019 11:53:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading my reading my poem and thank you for your words.. :)

    Randy

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  • Richard D Remler (2/24/2019 11:52:00 PM)

    reminds me of a line in " Eve Of Destruction.' We take so much and give so little back. A thoughtful penning of a serious subject. tyfs (Report)Reply

    Randy Mcclave(3/23/2019 11:53:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading my reading my poem and thank you for your comment.. :)

    Randy

    Randy Mcclave(3/23/2019 11:50:00 PM)

    Thank you for reading my poem

    Randy :)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 24, 2019



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