Friday, 22 April 2016

NaPoWrMo - Day 22 EARTH DAY

Today is Earth Day and the poetry prompt for NaPoWriMo is to write a poem in honour of the earth.


The earth breathes,
long intakes, shuddering through the cracks,
spinning plates in grind and bump,
aligning, separating in mini quakes,
ignoring the nature of man to tame –
he cannot.

The inner core seethes in deep waters,
oceans wash through as it breaks,
steaming, spitting, tumbling in hissy fits,
and the earth goes on its business, shifting,
settling, setting continents adrift
and others to collide.

The planet trembles,
uneasy, the mantle is rocking against shell,
the thin crust stretches, fractures,
ripping earth apart, forcing it upwards,
always moving, pushing on relentlessly,

unable to stop.

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