The Rain of Mankind

November 14, 2012
By MatieKae GOLD, Strafford, Missouri
MatieKae GOLD, Strafford, Missouri
10 articles 12 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Today you are you and that is truer than true, there is no one alive who is youer than you."
-Dr. Seuss

"The pen is mightier than the sword."


In the night rain falls
Shattering stained glass windows
Clattering on roof tiles
Steaming in the fac’try smoke
Above gleaming skyscrapers

Nature feels no touch
No treetops does the rain reach
The green leaves do wilt
The rain is poisonous ash
Killing all in its dark path

Man-made metal bone
Like knives slashing through the sky
Decimating trees
Destroying all with iron
With fire colder than ice

The fire dies down
All nature is now silent
The ash has settled
Black as coal upon the ground
No more golden trees will grow


The author's comments:
This is a Tanka that I wrote for my Creative Writing class about how humans are destroying the earth with our industrialized lives. Please comment, I welcome them!!

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