Sympathy Poems: 75 / 500

I Heard The World Crying

Rating: 4.5

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Sympathy Poems: 75 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: earth,earth day,pollution
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Richard D Remler 24 February 2019

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

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Randy Mcclave 23 March 2019

Thank you for reading my poem Randy :)

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Randy Mcclave 23 March 2019

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

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Prabir Gayen 24 February 2019

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 23 March 2019

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

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Dr Antony Theodore 23 October 2020

She was being polluted And her body was being looted, Myself and a million more sighed; She just cried. a beautiful poem on the crying world. tony

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Mahtab Bangalee 23 March 2020

the poetic grievance is wonderfully expressed in this poem to the polluted world and to its liable persons /// congrats for being selected as POD

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Chinedu Dike 23 March 2020

A poignant bit of verse written with clarity of thought and mind. Thanks for sharing.

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Aqua Flower 23 March 2020

Congratulations on this wonderful poem being selected Poem of the Day. An amazing poem crafted that depicts the demise of our future world.

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Kim Barney 23 March 2020

Great poem, Randy. One of your best, I think. Congratulations for having it selected AGAIN as member poem of the day!

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