Eric Cockrell

Letter From God (Part Two) - Poem by Eric Cockrell

dont call my name anymore.
you dont even know what i am!

for every tree you cut without thinking,
you're cutting into me.
every river you defile with your waste,
you're defiling me.
every ocean you poison with oil,
you're killing me!

you fear hell?
hell is your own creation,
the result of your actions!
quit blaming it on me,
you did it!

smokestacks polluting the air,
bombs falling on helpless people.
nuclear reactors melting down,
jobless men and women standing in line.
children abused by doped out parents,
human rights violated or taken.
oppressed peoples rising up...
you created these by your actions.

dont call my name anymore...
till you name the nameless ones,
and put faces on the faceless.
till you learn to respect,
till you're willing to listen.
till you're willing to get dirty.
till you can give without wanting back....

and then when you're alone
in the middle of the night...
take off your masks,
and look in the mirror...
the image you see is me!
my name is your name!

Comments about Letter From God (Part Two) by Eric Cockrell

  • (5/27/2012 5:04:00 PM)

    A great poem, man is to blame for most things that happen in this world. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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