Poem -

As I breathe

As I breathe

Sometimes when I breathe
I feel the suffering of the world in me
The pain that we induce upon other species
And I feel the loss of the great rainforest trees
And I taste the plastic polluting our seas
When I breathe
I feel the weight of damage we've done and I weep
How we filled the air we breathe with pesticides
And poison our food with chemicals and dyes
And I sit and meditate on why
As I breathe
I wonder how much of the diseases
Are a result of our interference with nature
Have we poisoned humanity in the name of greed
Do these people even know or care what they're doing
Or are they blinded by profit they don't even see the dangers
And if they do, doesn't make them evil
As I breathe I realise this is true
They care nothing for this world or me and you
Everything is expendable in the name of wealth and profit
Advacement and progress they we can stop it
And that's true
But everything single thing t hey do
Brings down more ruin for me and you
The destruction and devastation
Will come back on us and with no hesitation will bring about our own extinction
Just like we're imposing on other a species
And as I breathe I feel the heavy weight of this within me
And it hurts and it makes me angry
Thinking how we need to do something more
As a humanity to aide our planets cause
To protect and to unify and say no more
And start healing the world we've destroyed
And as I breathe
I vow to keep on raising this issue
Until the whole of humanity sees the need
To take the environment and extinction of other devices seriously
And as I breathe
I feel the hope and defiance and strength grow within me
For gaudians of the planet are we
That's why we feel it within when we breathe
So join me.

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sparrowsong

Hello Faux...

Our Planet is very sick and very confused...

How people don't see the main reasons for it's natural way it's trying t survive and it doesn't know if it should be cold, it doesn't know how to stop it's reaction for our sake?

It's in its own survival mode trying to stay afloat even as the damage continues to burn holes in it...

Surely, as with everything needs sustenance to live the Planet which is our home needs tender loving care...

People don't like to lose personal property, loved ones or anything that breaks a human heart.. 

Seems like the Planet is heartbroken too...

Again I ask how do people not only see but,  just not care...

Yet, many of the same can love their family and their friends?

And more than the Planet that's trying hard to sustain their life on it's own...

Great write!

Thank you for  sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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Fauxcroft

Thank you very much, I could not agree with you more. People are so precious about the homes they live in but seem uncaring about the only  home they live on. As they say, there is no planet b. Faux

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