This Docile Earth Poem by Quoth TheRaven

This Docile Earth

Rating: 5.0


This world, never ours alone, but shared with other creatures great and small.
The Earth turns and new dawn comes, and will long after we're gone.
A Sandpiper flitted along the shore and told me so.

We must face a truth that we borrowed these days, you and I,
from benefactors and trustees, unborn and untested, yet will be.
I finally understand now, watching the selfless Caracal's practiced smile..
the tawny red bearded lion basks in the same sunshine.

Touch a heart, lift a soul will you? It's not too late.
For I have faith we are mostly good.
Now listen to the song of nature, be kind..
and don't worry about what never would.

This Docile Earth
Friday, October 2, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: creation,heart,lion,world
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Tomorrow does not belong to us. Take care what you can of today.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bri Edwards 25 January 2021

So, Q, you are "tight" with the Sandpiper? ? ? I had "a little trouble" with this poem. Let me see another. Bri : )

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Chinedu Dike 25 October 2020

Well conceived and nicely crafted in persuasive expressions with conviction. An insightful bit of verse, focused and factual. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Quoth Theraven 27 October 2020

Chinedu, 'Focused and factual', , can words heal? Thank you for your comment poet. -QtR

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Sandra Feldman 18 October 2020

Such an enthralling and fascinatingly beautiful, deep poem. Outstretching, encompassing sweetly all life, all that inhabits this generous planet. The very charming last stanza is filled with verses denoting, kindness, love and good feelings. A true sentimental outlook and a joy to read.

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Quoth Theraven 24 October 2020

Thank you for this comment Sandra. Live and let live, the moral perhaps? Though not so patient with those that cut me off in traffic. Probably why I write so very little poetry on my daily commute to work. QtR

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Susan Williams 03 October 2020

Touch a heart, lift a soul will you? It's not too late. For I have faith we are mostly good. Now listen to the song of nature, be kind.. and don't worry about what never would. - - - that is just about the best closing limes for a poem that I have ever read! Top marks

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Quoth Theraven 15 October 2020

Susan, Thank you for that compliment. It made my day(s) brighter coming from such a talented poet.

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