Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sadness fills my heart



Sadness fills my heart
Raven always speaks to me
Looks me in the eye

They do not count or read
But regard me with wisdom
It is a warning

So the trees whisper
Their moans of such discontent
Man you’re such a fool

Signs are all around
Wild dogs sadly shake their heads
But leave me alone

So I close my eyes
Breathe in the wilderness air
I scent trouble now

Gone are the wild bees
There’s so much work to be done
And so little time

On the wide sea's shore
There, dead fish now stare at me 
Man you've caused a stink





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29 comments:

  1. Scavengers who gobble up our errors...yes..the debris we create as a species can be saddening..

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  2. What a frightening situation to set foot in when all that surrounds us come to full extinction & we, people, are haunted with guilt for what we've caused to our very own environment. I wonder what kind of world awaits for my unborn brothers & sisters... nice cadence all throughout the whole piece...

    - ksm

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  3. i scent trouble now... so true and it is applicable to the environmental situations and issues we are facing.

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  4. Gone are the wild bees...and the trees speak to me of man's destruction of nature ~ Sadness also fill my heart ~

    Grace

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  5. We can see the signs everywhere but not until the rotting carcass of the fishes are at the doors of decision makers we will see a change...

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  6. Nature gives us so many warnings, but perhaps the stink of dead fish is the kind of blatant sign that will finally cause humans to wake up to what they are doing in the environment. Your photo and the conclusion of your poem make a strong statement.

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  7. there is def a sadness....at what we have done to nature...the loss of the bees....the loss of the fish...a subtle environmental message in this...i sometimes wonder what it would take for us to wake up....

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  8. oh it is sad when you see what we humans have done to nature - def. a lot to be done and we're running out of time

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  9. The destructive nature of mankind knows no bounds when it does not suit them! They care for their own interests only! Thoughtful write oldegg!

    Hank

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    1. This comment echoes my sentiments exactly and not necessarily applicable to just environmental matters

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  10. A sense of doom pervades your poem, oldegg. Sometimes it does feel like nature is giving us warnings.

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  11. i liked the journey of your piece... and how you used the sense of smell in the end

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  12. yes this is sad indeed, i too feel sad when such things happen on my home shores

    much love...

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  13. sad and interesting... especially the last line.

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  14. I can see the raven's eye and hear the trees' sad whispers.........the other night I saw a terrifying projection by scientists about the flooding of coastlines in much of the world, to be precipitated by a deep sea volcano erupting and collapsing its mountain into the sea - they say not if but when. So little time indeed to start to mend the damage done.

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  15. man seems to cause a stench with regularity. I like the way you have fashioned this Robin. the raven has spoken to others...

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  16. There is some delightful humor here at the end of your poem, and it suited the ending very well.

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  17. So much we are turning a blind eye and nose too....

    'So the trees whisper
    Their moans of such discontent
    Man you’re such a fool'

    and yet we hear nothing...sad.

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  18. this is more graceful than it is melancholy

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  19. Sad words and man does make it stink. Maybe one day we will wake.

    Thanks for coming by. I believe I may be one of those strong women.

    Have a blessed week.

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  20. We are a destructive species, and the worst of it is that we know it and continue in our ways. I wonder what our legacy will be, both personal and as a species.

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  21. Emanations of guilt, not for creating the waste but for being hopeless in front of it. Yet the wasteland is singing.

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  22. A beautiful write....sadness does fill our hearts....such stupid people to foal our nest. We pat ourselves on the back because we are so smart...perhaps we are the dumbest of all....

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  23. Yes, 'Signs are all around', the nature screams at us, calling to conscious for help and alert about consequences...will we hear it.?...

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  24. And we'v only ourselves to blame!

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  25. Such a sad poem, but oh so beautiful. Each stanza holds it's own strongly.

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  26. Sadness fills my heart too at these things. But you have made beauty out of it all, as well as delivering a message - that's something!

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  27. Man, have we! I like the dual perspective you provide. And still, I hope!

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