Eve of Destruction

Eve of Destruction

As I listen to the cacophony
of crows squabbling
over tumbled fruit
on the ground
Or as I watch dolphins
arcing in the sea
I am forever in gratitude
that I have lived to see
the magic of nature
 
As our forests burn
and the oceans
fill with garbage,
so does our respect
for these wondrous gifts
We have used and abused
our planet
to the point
of its destruction
 
Our cries for help
fall on the deaf ears
of politicians
who govern in denial
These naysayers
disavow the science
Their followers
are blind to the facts
and do nothing
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Anmol (Ha) is hoping D'Verse Poets and has
prompted us to write about the climate crisis

Word Prompts

Cacophony
Gratitude

  25 comments for “Eve of Destruction

  1. July 17, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Beautifully expressed, Christine! 💞
    What are we doing to our world? 😥

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2019 at 9:21 am

      Exactly Punam. It saddens me as I am so in love with nature but see the changes, as we all do. Our leaders do not help. We have to change them too!

      • July 17, 2019 at 9:22 am

        It is saddening but we must not lose heart and do whatever we can to bring about a positive change.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 17, 2019 at 9:26 am

        That’s right. Never give up and remember to vote!

      • July 17, 2019 at 9:29 am

        Of course! 👍🏽

  2. July 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Pound that drum Christine, and rage on! It will be a bloody battle to get the EVIL ORANGE HERD out of office, but if we don’t wrest control of this country out of the hands of these hateful and fearful asshats, and their moronic followers – this current “winter of humanity” will turn into an ice age, and all things beautiful and decent will die.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      Oh my gosh don’t get me started. I’m reading an op-ed in the Times today that is really scary about him being re-elected. Horrible things happen when you don’t pay attention. Look at 2016 🤮. He is pecking away at the administrative state, undermining everyone and before we realize it, we are in Nazi Germany. In some respect we are already there with concentration camps on our southern border. Thanks for commenting Rob. It’s nice to chat with like-minded souls 🙂

  3. July 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    A sad state of affairs. Beautifully worded.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you. I get quite passionate about climate change 😢

      • July 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm

        One should, but most of all the people in charge should be woken up.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 17, 2019 at 2:09 pm

        I think they know. It’s all part of their plot to dumb down America. The more ignorant the people the more power they wield, as in all dictatorships.

      • July 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm

        But for how long? There will be a time when change will be inevitable.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 17, 2019 at 3:09 pm

        I hope by Nov 2020 ☺️

      • July 17, 2019 at 4:29 pm

        I hope so too.

  4. July 17, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    “Their followers/are blind to the facts.” They are just blind and blindly follow their con man leader just like the rats followed the pied piper.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      Never underestimate the stupidity of some people. I will never understand why they don’t get it. Is it just that they are so ugly or do they really think he has the answer?

      • July 17, 2019 at 11:14 pm

        They are too ignorant to understand.

  5. July 17, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    To think that observing the beauty of nature may one day become only a memory brings such sorrow 🙁

    • Christine Bolton
      July 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      The only good thing about that is that many of us won’t be around to witness it. Our grandchildren will be the ones who won’t have the pleasure 😢 It’s heartbreaking

  6. July 18, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    You say it so well — the idea that we would not to be able to experience the wonders of nature, as they exist/existed, fills me with despair.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 18, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you. I feel for our grandchildren 😢

  7. July 19, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    am forever in gratitude
    that I have lived to see
    the magic of nature

    Same feelings.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 20, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Thank you 💕 I am because it’s true but the statement is sad because others in the future will not 😢

  8. July 21, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    So sad about the state of things due to politics and our indifference to the world affairs.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 21, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Yes, it is heartbreaking Grace 😢

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