Is The Grass Really Greener?

July 4, 2010
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I stand by the forest,
Of what little is left,
And stare at the bleakness,
Of the buildings up ahead.
Is the grass really greener,
On the other side?
The chain link fences,
that mark man's buildings,
separate me from what's "modern".

Construction zones only demolish,
bulldozers just crush,
And what will happen next,
When everything is done?
When all the highways are ready,
And skies are all gray,
When the resources are depleted,
What will we do next?

It's a small world,
With even smaller resources,
Non-renewable means gone,
For your lifetime,
And others as well.

By creating, we are destroying,
By trying to contain,
We are "inheriting the wind."

Tell me please,
Where you live,
Is the grass really greener,
On your side of the fence?

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Ayushi_austen said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 6:25 am
very nice!!! you have a very synthesised control over the way your poems sound..i wish i cld do that!! loved it tho!!
hiddenbird122 replied...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 7:35 am
thank you! i really like your poems too. my favorite is A date with nature.....amazing! :)
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 10:33 am
Beautifully written. I, also, worry endlessly about what mankind has done to the planet. We must learn to live without causing so much destruction. Thanks for writing this.
hiddenbird122 replied...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 7:36 am
thanks alot! :)
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