#OctPoWriMo9 – Fiery Forest

“I see fire
Burning the trees
And I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire…”

Ed Sheeran
Image Credit: peoplesdispatch.org

Crackling flames setting homes ablaze
Amazon wilderness’ atmospheric haze
Collapsing lungs of Mother Gaia
Praying for healing to Her own messiah
Struggling to breathe in the only bloom,
Constricted by a carbon monoxide plume
Destructive deforestation threatening demise
Suffocating life sparking international cries
Billows of smoke blending in with the clouds
Contaminating the precious air it enshrouds

17 Comments Add yours

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Yes it sure is Sadje. Though, not all people feel or see it that way.

  1. judeitakali says:

    I loved that hobbit soundtrack by ed sheeran. And this is such a thoughtful poem

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! Ed Sheeran is an amazing artist whom I enjoy!

  2. iScriblr says:

    Thought provoking!😣

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you dear Richa! It was on my mind for some time. Just needed to let it out somewhere… πŸ™‚

  3. Winnie says:

    Heartbreaking, isn’t it? Lovely poem. ❀️

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Winnie. ❀ I was shocked when I first learned about this tragedy. I love the wildlife in the forest. πŸ™‚

      1. Winnie says:

        You’re welcome. ❀️ I love it too.

  4. Lwbut says:

    The Temperature is Rising!

    Nicely done, Sa. πŸ™‚

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! I guess another ice age is in order.

      1. Lwbut says:

        Ummmm… not sure going from one extreme to another extreme is going to help! πŸ˜‰

        I saw a video recently from the late 1970’s where a paleo-climatologist said he thought there was evidence that the planet had stopped warming and we had already begun the slide towards the next Ice Age!!!

        He was working in the Arctic circle and had been for 9 years and believed temperatures had not increased since the 50’s and if anything were going slightly down.

        I checked him out and he’s had an about-face (largely as a result of his studies on arctic mosses that have lied dormant for 15,000 years under permanent ice which are becoming unfrozen and thinks man made heating of the planet is one of our biggest problems today and is leading to mass extinctions of many species. 😦

        1. theresaly520 says:

          Hm! I wonder if there were periods of time when temperatures did not increase and yet overall has been increasing. In the midst of a 6th mass extinction, waiting 10 million years for Earth’s biodiversity to rebound is a worrisome thought!

          1. Lwbut says:

            Worrisome indeed.

            A problem currently magnified in terms of it’s affect upon human life due to there now being at least 10 times more of us alive on our planet than at any other time before America was colonised. That and the fact that we are largely all now so dependent upon fixed and unrelocatable structures for practically all of life’s basic necessities.

            We’ve become ‘citified’ and most of us tend to live close to the rapidly changing sea level line. 😦

            Above all, change is certain. Most changes move as a pendulum, speeding up, stopping, reversing, repeating. Interacting with other changes as momentum pushes some things in one direction while resisting other movements of other things.

            The trouble arises when enough things combine to form a tipping point where the pendulum swings further than it has in the past and the momentum is still increasing.

            It’s fortunately rare (in human history) but it’s likely overdue in world history.

            So should we live like there is no tomorrow – or prepare for the End of the World (as we know it?) πŸ™‚

            1. theresaly520 says:

              Living like there’s no tomorrow while pondering what the End of the World will look like seems like a happy medium to me! πŸ™‚

              Speaking of pendulums! Your comment reminds me of an image from a fascinating article today called, “An Unpredictable Universe: A Deep Dive into Chaos Theory” (https://www.space.com/chaos-theory-explainer-unpredictable-systems.html ) The first photo was interesting to me: “Chaos theory is demonstrated in this image, which was created with a long exposure of a light at the end of a double pendulum.”

            2. Lwbut says:

              Thanks for the link, Sa – I’m reading a book on Chaos Theory at present! πŸ™‚

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