The Sunday Muse 159 — The End?


“Forest Traffic!” Digital Art by Pulkit Kudiwal

One late afternoon
as golden sun tired
and headed to bed,
mother’s children
waited for signs
to allay their dread.
You see, the sea was
churning with chum
where darkness comes
and chokes.
And the air, blanket ash
from fires run amok.
And ground bleeding oil
from fracker spears and
pipelines.
Humans, arrogant, foolish
falling by the millions dead.
Without the words of man
but with the silent prayers
of their kind, they ask,
Is this the end?”

 

Carrie is today’s host for The Sunday Muse.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    Your poetry speaks volumes .. we need to listen.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Helen.

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  2. Jim says:

    If it isn’t the end then the end is very close. Fracking may be the last straw.
    Nicely told, MSJ.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jim.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Dismal scenario Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I hope they are asking if it is the end of their torment when humans are removed from the ecology of the planet.

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      1. Sadje says:

        I hope that doesn’t happens.

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  4. Depressing 😦 because it’s true.

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  5. wyndolynne says:

    This just sent shivers down my spine. The “fracker spears” hit; this was like an apocalyptic snow globe!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like your description, Wyndolynne. It is an impending apocalypse.

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  6. Truedess says:

    Your words are a warning, one we must heed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I wish it wasn’t so, Truedessa 😦

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  7. very insightful lines Lisa “churning with chum
    where darkness comes
    and chokes.”
    this image brought out our eco warrior!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Laura, yes it did!

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  8. Jinksy says:

    Sombre thoughts, indeed…

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  9. Carrie V. H. says:

    It is a sad truth that you have brought to our heart in an even deeper way. Lisa. Thank you.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Carrie.

      Like

  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    Somber message.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. kaykuala h says:

    Great rhyming in quite a tough poetic structure, Jade! A joy to read Ma’am!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hank, so glad you enjoyed the poem, thank you.

      Like

  12. Sherry Marr says:

    Ack! So truly stated, and especially harrowing when one thinks of the children’s fear.

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  13. memadtwo says:

    Hopefully the rest of the living world will survive us.

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  14. Gives me such an eerie feeling. Well done, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sara!

      Like

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