As I drive past the once lush landscape
An eerie silence fills the air, and I am
again reminded that our grasp on control
is tenuous at best.
The earth lives, breathes, and she’s angry…
at our continual assaults on the plentitude
she affords us.
Like a loving parent, stern, but kind,
she sends urgent, painful warnings
that our behavior needs to change.
Like the willful, stubborn children we are,
we fail to listen…instead we push and
exceed her boundaries with record speed.
There are even those among us
who in the pursuit of money and power,
have had the audacity to alter her sacred seeds.
As if they could somehow do better than
Her patience is waning,
and time is running out.
Would that we become enlightened
before she loses her temper;
or maybe… that’s just what we deserve!?
Copyright Dani Heart 5/16/13
8 thoughts on “Impending Reckoning”
Thank you so much Noelle….has been weighing on my mind since the fires. 🙂
Yes, it’s what we deserve. I’ve often said that I hope none of us survive the apocalypse, give the Earth a chance to start over.
That might be the only way the earth survives… is if we don’t. How sad is that? Is it really so hard for people to be respectful of the environment? sighs… Thank you Jen…so good to see you. Hugs..
Very powerful as usual. It is such a touchy, sore and sad subject. Well written Dani.
Thank you sweet Cindy. It is a sad subject for sure. I just hope we figure it out sooner than later. xo
Ah I felt the sadness and anger in this one. The Earth is indeed angry. Humans are being so disastrous with it and taking it all for granted. The mindset that most people have today make it feel that we “deserve” it. There are plenty of people who want to make a difference and they don’t deserve it. Humans are a tricky bunch huh?
We are a tricky bunch. I try to do my part. Today is my lucky day ..with you catching up. 🙂