Day 10 Prompt: Future, Form: Sonnet, Device: Chiasmus
I haven’t managed to fit in any word reversals but in a way I feel the whole poem covers a reversal so that’s my compromise.
Earth to Earth
The land has suffered from man’s greed
Upturned, denuded ground
No respect for Mother Nature
Just took whate’er they found
But all too soon the day will come
When Earth’s no place to be
For those who live the high-tech life
And elsewhere they will flee
But those who live a simple life
Will tend the Earth again
Enrich her soil, embrace her sun
Cherish her blessed rain.
4 thoughts on “Future”
very true. Already there are pockets of people living a simpler life… both individually and in small groups. I am sure this will grow and change will come not from those we elect to govern us but from people.
I’d like to join them!
Like your take on the concept of the whole piece being a reversal–a welcome and beneficial one for us all. Not that I don’t enjoy creature comforts when they can be enjoyed apart from greed and destruction of others and in cooperation with nature… Well done.
Thanks for commenting. Already I think in a small way people are making changes and here in Australia I think market demand, or lack of it, is having some impact on the mining industry. I WISH the government would totally embrace renewable energy here, the terrifying thing for me is that in South Australia they’re discussing the possibility of nuclear energy with all it’s horrendous waste.