I See the Planet Crying This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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I see the Planet crying, the infinite mourning I see,
The lonely elephants crying as their numbers slowly dwindle
to make ivory tombstones,
The smoky suffocating skies, crying acid tears
drawn from the poisoned pollution of man’s carelessness,
The rain forest crying as its wild paradise is replaced
with a barren landscape of paper,
The ocean crying her salty tears, perfect waves now tarnished
with rotting refuse and old tires,
The lion’s cry as the king of the jungle sees his realm
commercialized and destroyed by man’s folly,
The whale’s cries, sounding from the heart of the ocean,
unheard by deaf and dumb business,
The crying of the Arctic as it melts in a slow death,
white ice turned to acid rain,
The crying of the Redwoods as they are sacrificed
for man’s empty pleasures,
All crying for the man-made cancer slowly killing Mother Earth,
For all I see, mankind turns a blind eye to its crimes against nature,
letting the abused planet cry to an apathetic audience,
Crying with the soul of the Earth, mourning the forgotten joys
of the late Mother Nature

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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girlovergirl said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm
I think that this is really good and explains a lot so keep up the good work! :D
 
WriterFanatic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 11:30 pm
Hmm, very good! So if u see the planet dying(which it is) then how do you suggest future generations deal with this?
 
Kate. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 2:30 am
B-e-a-utiful,Kaitlyn. Simply beautiful. :D
 
eva-natayla1 said...
Nov. 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm
i totally agree with you! its like our planet dying slowly. i sometimes go to parks and pick up trash and cigarettes but i mostly try to tell people not to litter or smoke. "whatever" they always say but i dont care im 15 and a mother and i just want a clean planet! "what about you?"
 
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