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We Banished Nature

We banished Nature, made it bleed
(As if Nature ever had the need
For us).

Clouds shine bright beneath strange stars
As a moon’s cold sighs breathe onto rocks,
And out of all our fevering minds
Blows the stench of a terrible pox.

We banished Nature, sowed dark seeds
(As if Nature’s mightiest deeds
Saw us).

Wild waves fling broad across a breeze
As the birds on the wing so blithely sing
And all our spreading cities bring
A creeping dread disease.

We banished Nature, smashed its creed
(As if Nature ever had to heed
Fool us).

Mountains rise, sweet waters spring,
There’s beauty found in everything –
But we keep chasing bitter dust
In crazy, gasping, grasping lust.

We banished Nature in our greed
(As if Nature can’t one day be freed
Of us).

Dreams fly soft across the air,
Silence gathers everywhere –
We really haven’t any care
About the damage that we’ve done.

We banished Nature with all speed
(As if Nature won’t one day feed
Off us).

There’s nothing now that’s left to die –
The smoke is rising in the sky –
And if you listen there’s this cry
To signal that we’ve gone.


5 Comments     0 Pings

By Madison Thu Jun 14th 2018 at 7:15 pm  

What is the meaning and explanation of this poem?

By Daniel Fri Jun 5th 2015 at 9:22 am  


I was hoping you wouldn’t mind if I use this poem in a lesson. I really like it and it has the exact sentiment I wanted to get across.

By Richard Macwilliam Thu Jul 9th 2015 at 6:31 pm  

yes, sure

By Sumer Tue Mar 22nd 2011 at 9:00 pm  

A fabulous poem . Amazing. Helped me a lot with my work . Just Too good .

By Gweneth Tue Feb 16th 2010 at 5:03 pm  

Wonderful. well done. bit long. that;s okay.

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