Dampened Brutality

Dampened Brutality

A poem of love to our Earth

Greens, browns, soaked by

the rain.

Silent life is given to

Earth again through

gentle tears from the sky.

Blue, pink, brightened by

the rays.

The singing melody of nature resumes

and welcomes the buds to

join in.

Reds, turquoises, the fairies of our

air are back.

Broken from their cocoons, starting

anew, wearing the

colors of life.

Damp, squishy, the ground soaks

in new life.

Moistened by the tears of

life, showing us that

there is still hope.

Thawing, unfrozen, we are

awoken from our slumber.

Dazed and blinking, we emerge

restored, new, and astounded

by the beauty around us.

Fresh, new, our amazement

continues through the ages.

We respect, are kind, and

loving towards our Earth as we

care for it.

Tortured, ruined, our ancestors

damaged our Earth.

It will never be

the same, always engraved in

her history.

Nurture, caring, we strive to

end the cruelty.

We can never fully recover from the

brutality caused havoc here, but we can

help to repair and to help her

move forward.

Forgiving, kind, our Earth will

never let us down.

Her kindness wants us to be

here, to live, to thrive, to love.

Shouldn't we give that all back to her?

Cover Image Credit: Loren Jones

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