This is my “save the Earth” poem and commentary on global warming and the environmental damage mankind has wreaked on the planet.
Our Last Chance To Dance
a watery winter sun casts weak light
frost on the grass, sparkles so bright
a robin chirps sharply from an old apple tree
a warning to others, this is his territory
dew on a web, sparkle and shine
in the muffled mist, a silent forest of pine
stand and watch the word of men go by
do they ask themselves and wonder why
how do we live in such disharmony ?
and wonder at our ignorance and our stupidity
our illusions of grandeur and such arrogance
as we stumble and fumble, out of step with the dance
the beauty of nature and this world all around
we distort and destroy all that can be found
with our vain attempts to conquer and tame
progress we call it, have we no shame ?
but there is still hope for the survival of this planet
for nature and for the life living on it
the universe has a master plan and a solution
just another stage in Life’s evolution
the human race may yet win the race
that ends with our extinction, leaving no trace
our world as we know it, may soon be gone
but Mother Earth will survive and Life will go on.
we must make better choices or lose our last chance
or take our last bows and exit the dance
c Denis Murphy 13 Nov 2015