Rented Earth

fjamesj9701 By fjamesj9701, 12th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
~ William Wordsworth~

Rented Earth

What the hell have I
...but hands full of dust
From beneath that dead tree without shelter nor brush
Upon this desolate land without shadow or shade
Where the earth has been scorched and it's skin is decayed
Those who will enter shall fall by the sword
Then portioned to jackals gnawing the bones from before
What the hell have I
...but somber mournings at dawn
The tree replied life and death is what you hold in thy palm
It showed me love and hate inside of one grain of sand
Courage and fear within another then evolution of man
And It revealed something different from either hand I held clutched
For the ground that I stood was auctioned for material lust
Then it said as your shadow at morning is striding behind
Or your shadow rising at evening into infinite nights
I am older than angels and will live long after your death
I acquiesced then surrendered as my heart would reflect
Captivated by wild flowers growing upon rotted flesh
As song echoed from tombstones where willows made nest
What the hell have I
...upon this rented earth
A hand full of dust or the essentials of birth

~JJF ~


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My name is Jesse and I reside in Florida. I find my joy in being creative with my hands, music, and writing.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Nov 2014 (#)

Nature is the greatest of teachers and some of its lessons are humbling to the supposed mighty humans! Thanks for sharing this poem - siva

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author avatar fjamesj9701
12th Nov 2014 (#)

Thank you very much for your time and thoughts Sivaramakrishnan A. I often wonder if mans destruction is simply natures way or upon our own hands that we are a destructive race. Thank you again…Cheers

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