Tuesday, July 03, 2018

A Poem -- Summer sees, Summer comes

 
Summer sees 

Summer looks out from under her covers 
Not liking what she sees closes her eyes 
That's not much help crawls back under the sheets 
But will this printscreen view ruin her day 

World turned upside down burning trees and grass
There's blackened waters and fish are dying 
Crops won't grow burning hot in midsummer  
Acrid air is burning all creatures' lungs 

Ice caps and glaciers are melting away 
Towns are flooding water cycle keeps on 
Elephants are slayed for their body parts 
Price of a giraffe trophy mere snapshot 

People killing each other wonder why 

Ingrained that way for their own selfish gain 
Killing by guns killing by stroke of pen 
Much much more another desolate year   

Summer came 

 
 
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright, 2018  Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - I'm linked with Sanaa Rizvi in the Imaginary Garden at
 http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-tuesday-platform.html?m=1

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13 Comments:

At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:32:00 AM, Blogger Toni Spencer said...

Oh Jim ,such a sad poem but so very true. I took the opposite approach today and wrote about peace.

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 11:27:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is heartbreaking.. but so true :(

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 11:46:00 AM, Blogger Herotomost said...

Ouch, and summer should not be any of this. Great platform for making this point and excellent writing.

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 12:09:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

You have nailed the description of our sorry state, Jim. Very well said.

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 12:58:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

I think that sometimes we only see the dark... I hope there are good things as well.

The summer don't care about us, it just is.

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 5:24:00 PM, Blogger Vivian Zems said...

I try not to look too hard at our desolation...it would overwhelm me. I get where summer's coming from...trying to crawl back under the sheets. well crafted!

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 6:51:00 PM, Blogger Old Egg said...

I often wonder whether this planet was created to house all the worst or most unsuitable living creations. Maybe it is the testing ground for development of planets in the future. We stupidly think we are the best yet by showing how needy and wasteful we are, will unlikely ever to get the managerial nod for better things.

 
At Tuesday, July 03, 2018 8:34:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

People killing each other wonder why
Ingrained that way for their own selfish gain
Killing by guns killing by stroke of pen
Much much more another desolate year

There never seems to be a let-up in the destruction and conflicts afflicting the world. Focus seems to have shifted to the East to draw away from the Middle East and with no immediate conclusion.

Hank

 
At Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:15:00 AM, Blogger Kim Russell said...

I don't blame Summer for crawling back under the sheets. As I keep saying, when is humankind gong to learn from its mistakes?

 
At Wednesday, July 04, 2018 2:58:00 AM, Blogger Romana Iorga said...

I can see how nature can grow incredulous at our self-destruction. We never learn.

 
At Wednesday, July 04, 2018 10:04:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Yeah, it really feels like this, it really is like this. I like how "printscreen" turns up unexpectedly in this, too.

 
At Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:32:00 AM, Blogger rallentanda said...

Not a great prognosis.Things are looking grim for the world.

 
At Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:39:00 AM, Blogger annell said...

Jim you have stated it well, a sad poem in deed.

 

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