Adeline Foster

Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Adeline Foster
Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

~ode To The World

Rating: 5.0
~ Ode To The World

This old world is tired.
This old world is through,
And if you listen closely
You would hear it say:

All of the pains that you may have
Are nothing compared to mine.
I've lived so much longer than you have,
Through aeons and aeons of time.

I turn on my axis so patiently,
Waiting for time to be done.
I freeze at night in the moonlight;
I scorch ‘neath the light of the sun.

My wounds are deep and their hateful;
I'm defaced by scars of your wars.
My resources misused and wasted,
You've lost what could have been yours.

My air is polluted and harmful.
My waters are thick with debris.
My soil is burned out and poisoned,
And it's you who've done this to me.

You wait for your savior's returning
To save you from bonds of sin.
I long so much more for his footsteps;
He'll make me new again.
Adeline Foster
Topic(s) of this poem: nature,poem
Simone Inez Harriman 02 February 2017
Feeling sad from your haunting write. The earth is in desperate need of a saviour.
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Mary Forrester 08 June 2016
Such a beautiful poem, no more to say, you have said it all.
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Kelvin Owusu 18 October 2013
same concept different structure to mine, this is a beautiful honestly a wonderful piece of poetry excellent write
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Waseem A Malla 03 February 2013
a great read... Superb theme
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Romeo Della Valle 18 April 2012
Wow! Another outburst of the heart clearly shown here! The scars may slowly disappear but the painful wound hide forever within! Powerful and honest from the beginning to the end! 10+++ Believe me, I know the feeling! Well crafted and touching! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! I hope can read my nest one titled: Back On My Feet whenever time permits! Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City http: // (My Visual Poetry webpage)
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