Changing Earth…

Sharing this poem with The Poetry Pantry at Poets United, and with Open Link at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. And also with Prompt Nights (Elements of Nature).

Changing Earth

the summer blazes like wildfire,
parching the earth, the water,
I feel it burn my skin… so slow,
I feel every bit of my energy go,
dry as the earth beneath my feet.
my eye searches for shadows,
the jungle around has changed,
the green before, so estranged;
the forest, now dead concrete,
dry as the earth beneath my feet.
I search for the breath of fresh air,
my brothers have taken away.

(© 24th April 2016)


Poetry & writing 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.

30 thoughts on “Changing Earth…”

  1. Such a powerful rendition of Mother Earth. No doubt the scenario around us is changing due to lack of proper care and thus neglect. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Vinay 🙂

    Lots of love,
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  2. This piece cleverly builds a sense of suffocation – and of being let down – maybe that’s a feeling universally felt from the earth to the stars and the creatures inbetween
    (Jae Rose recently posted… Ascend)My Profile

    • Kind of, yes. I definitely think the earth would feel let down by the main creature inbetween it and the stars! It’s so heated up these days. Thank you, Jae.

  3. Oh, this is so sad…..”the forest, now dead concrete”….such a dire indictment of our changing earth 🙁

    • I felt sad after writing it too, Ellecee. It is so unusually hot here in my city that I’m struggling to understand why the concrete is taking priority over the greenery. 🙁

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