Sunday, October 16, 2011

Not Here Yet - I Hope

Requiem for Earth (A Sonnet)
Down the slanting pathway of all the years
No memory now of battles lost or won
There were soft rains that fell, or maybe tears
That burned away beneath the blazing sun.

There was a view of earthrise on the moon,
That tender living ball of shining blue
That stirred the hearts of they who all too soon
Would act from need or greed, their poisons spew.

Now down the slanting pathway of the years,
Degreee by small degree, all hope has flown
From rare rich planet, bright among the stars
No longer in the thrall of greed or fears.
Now, here where once a bright blue planet shone
is torrid Venus or an airless Mars.
Phyllis Sterling (Granny) Smith


Maggie May said...

Your poems are wonderful. You have a really great way of putting pen to paper.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

anthonynorth said...

Great powerful words.

oldegg said...

What a stunning poem. Sadly it will be read only by those that care and not those that are hell bent on destroying the planet.

keith hillman said...

As I sit here the moon is watching me through my window! A really thought provoking piece.

Mad Kane said...

So powerful and lovely!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Rinkly Rimes said...

I always enjoy your writing, and I am so glad that you have found your own special way of living.

Candice said...

Wow, your poetry is so very lovely ! Thank you :) I'm glad my random click led me to your blog and your words.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. So many ways to read this and each perspective is more deep and thoughtful.

Susie Clevenger said...

So sad what we have done to this planet...we can hope there will be change

nonizamboni said...

Stunning and sobering poem about our dear'tender living ball of shining blue'...oh my.
BUT so nice to see your name pop up, being my very first, and favorite, friend on this blogging journey.
I think of you often and hope you're enjoying your house by the ocean.
Mary Ann

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great poem! Loved the reading!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Happy day****