Wrong Instincts

It was once written
Beginning of each new day
New lives would blossom
At sunrise, each ray to love
Nourish every bud
Rain to satisfy their thirst
Cleanse their wilting skin
Earth, a carpet for their feet
Strengthen from the roots
Man, to observe; give support
His hands to help grow
Meld the elements with care
Expected to show
Temperance in character
Avarice triumphed
Healing hands began to hurt
Ripped apart was life
Merciless slaughter, money
Glinted, showed power

Instinct was to live
Desire for more ended life
Desolate is Earth

Written for:
One Single Impression – # 144 – Meld
Monday Poetry Potluck
Haiku Heights – # 19 – Instinct

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. hmmm powerful stuff leo… i read in a book where “choose this day whom you shall serve”… there’s a lot of truth in them.. it is hard to imagine earth desolate… my hope is for a brighter day…

  2. It would seem that humanity took the gift of life and destroyed, or is destroying it because of creed. Human beings natural instincts seems to be suicidal. What a waste. Nice poem.

  3. And that’s Life Leo…. every thing is created by God with nobel thoughts but Man ha, ha, plays with his thoughts.. as Earth moves from a state of elation to desolation and perhaps again to elation… hope helps me..

  4. Love the way you write it as folklore
    What a great transition – tho sad

    A one shot wonder

    Moonie smiles

  5. Oh.. I love how the poem progressed! Ofcourse, I don’t like it when it the form of reality though! (sigh)
    Instincts eventually leading to the great downfall… what a horrible defeat..isn’t it!??!
    Very well written, L.. powerful and thought provoking!

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