THE EARTH



Tell him if you meet him that we are still mourning the days that are passed never recovered

Since you left us we mourn the youthful bliss of earth when she gave her full breath

we search and see how wonderfully you created this womb and we wonder
:

   what came into your mind to decree that
   the sky be blue dotted allover by
   splenduor white
   Or that man’s brown differ from the
   beast
   Or that the fish fits its aquatic life
   What was the deep measure that though
   men and women be alike voices differ
   Sound and wind fill the silent coldness of
   the earth and the entire space

We mourn the corruption that has infested this womb

where men and women care for their empty stomach in indifference of the other tomorrow

where the smokes and heaps of selfishness has grinded the bowel of the entire earth by the folly of an experimental atomic bomb won one’s fortune

We mourn what they have done

They have trashed the rubbish of the world into the narrow Cairo streets of Lusaka
of Mansa Peace
by men and women who are sick of consumerism we hardly pass here

by men and women who are madly busy gazing into the Heavens to see God’s throne with a human telescope

Have they found you?

We say you are the Lion roaring deep in the heart of Africa
You are this nature you are the simple man they are trying to devour with heavy artillery

Tell him if you find him

Isa Ibn Maryam Melech HaMoshiach Jesus Christ
that we have been captured by the eminent threat of the third world war

by men and women who are busy bombing each neighbour’s house fighting for materialism a watch created by man

Who have turned a blind eye to this collapsing house
Who have failed to grasp an accident of their experimental success which has caused a nerve break to the entire earth

instead they continue waging an aggressive war against the innocent baby and its future

Tell them to stop.

About this poem

This poem is an advocate of nature, I wrote it in woe of the world around us and what has struck me is that a little carelessness on the part of man can cause a disaster. I also include the element of the creator because I believe our future and that of our children depends on him.

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Written on September 19, 2022

Submitted by chandapascal1 on September 19, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X X A XXXBXXCAXX X C D D BXX X X BB X XX X XX A X
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 1,910
Words 369
Stanzas 18
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 2, 10, 1, 1, 1, 1, 3, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1

Chanda Nyemba Pascal

Born in 1982, July 1st. Raised and educated up to secondary School , 2001 in Luapula province of Zambia. Got apprenticeship as an artist in Lusaka, self educate as a playwright a poet and a writer and won the first achievement in 2004 , winning writing a game competition by the BBC focus on Africa Magazine. more…

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