Now in These Troubled Times

And now in these troubled times, the weather too is changing
as if the universe comprehends how humanity is failing

When a black raging storm is coming, animals instinctively know
it’s time to run for safety as turbulent dust heavy winds blow

And though we also run and hide, we hardly ever realize
we are to blame for these dark oppressive times

And so Mother Earth will keep turning, growing hotter and hotter
as we continue to pollute and abuse our precious sources of water

The violent tempests will become more fierce with each passing year
until mankind pays the cost and loses what was once held dear

Yet the fragrance of the blooming red rose will continue to scent the air
and the lone grey Mockingbird will press on, singing without any cares

Nature and it’s creatures of land and sea, and all that implies
will live on long after ~
we have taken our last gasping breath and died

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Poets United: Midweek Motif Weather

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34 Comments on “Now in These Troubled Times

  1. Mother Nature has a way of teaching us a lesson, and yet, many of us, can’t decipher what Nature is telling us, which is why, Mother Nature is using a louder, more noticeable way, to show her anger…

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  2. “until mankind pays the cost and loses what was once held dear”…Yes & yes. Mankind should pay the penalty. This planet will thrive without the humans. So sad.

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  3. This is incredibly evocative, Linda! ❤️ Especially love; “Yet the fragrance of the blooming red rose will continue to scent the air and the lone grey Mockingbird will press on, singing without any cares.”

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  4. This is so very true. We change and change the weather. Makes me wonder if the world would better survive should we perish.

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  5. Yes All actions have consequences and we are well on the road to destroy precious mother earth
    Some beautiful lines like “yet the fragrance of the blooming rose…..” and great message

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  6. What a sensible poem to remind us of our foolishness. I am amazed that so many people especially politicians can’t see the dangers of our behaviour which is causing so much harm and it is happening now!

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