Gaia

David Okafor 2001 (Makurdi)



The earth was bleeding while we laughed
Mother Gaia's life is being extinguished
Our excesses has seen her life span halved
Leaving her with nothing but pain and anguish


"Do not bite the hand that feeds you" she cries out
"Stop killing nature's children"
But instead we party loud and wastefully like touts
Our industries, bringing unending tears to her eyes


Our quest for development and technology
To nature, bears the form of a bane
Our metal horses which constantly emitting nitrogen
And gory wars sting her like a sharp cane.


The earth was laughing while she died
Mother Gaia's end draws nearer as the days go by
Her life too damaged beyond repair
Her transition going unnoticed like a needle in hay
With nothing but pain and despair in her heart.

About this poem

I came across a few news about the dire situation in which the world is in today. It inspired me to write this.

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Written on April 09, 2022

Submitted by okafordavid231 on April 12, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXX XAXX XBAB XXXXX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 758
Words 139
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 5

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I am a lover of art. I am currently undergoing my studies in the university where I study Civil Law. more…

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