A Poem: The Fragile Earth


I offer this place for your use and nourishment.

What do I ask in return?

I spin for your comfort, providing day and night.

What do I ask in return?

I fill your lungs with life, deep breathes to sustain.

What do I ask in return?

I fill your plates with food, water and light to nourish.

What do I ask in return?

I quench your thirst, liquid once clear and sufficient.

What do I ask in return?

I cool your surface, soon destroyed a future warmth uncertain.

What do I ask in return?

I allowed your advancement, resources depleted a planet scorned.

What do I ask in return?

I weep from your abuse, a heart broken under a hazy forecast.

What do I ask in return?

I see a slow death, a harsh conclusion from a green beginning.

What do I ask in return?

I will give you a chance, the continued benefit of my grace.

What do I ask in return?

I ask for your promise, a serious conversation amongst the beings.

What do I ask in return?

I can’t wait any longer, the signs now too obvious to ignore.

What have I asked in return?

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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8 Responses to A Poem: The Fragile Earth

  1. Lively Life says:

    oh HELLO!
    Power zoomed through all of that one. Geeza.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What a moving piece! I loved it. It really spells out your affection towards mother earth.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Patty says:

    Marvelous piece..going to re-blog it!

    Liked by 1 person

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