An Eulogy of a Planet

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In the current state this planet is in..I have something to say as well.

Submitted: May 29, 2019

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An Eulogy of a Planet 

 

What planet is that?
I don't know. God. Even I know, 

It may be too cruel to mention her name.

So please allow me to spare her shame.  

She was once a gem of blue and green 
With red and purple and all other hues in between.
Now she is only ashy gray and fiery red. 
It looks like she had just been gutted and rapped!

What did she do to deserve such a fate?
I don't know. God. Even I know,
I would simply say, perhaps 
The inhabitants in there were simply on drugs, 
They relished hate and the warning was too late. 

How she was ripped and torn, 
Was such a horrid to behold!
 
Her pores were bleeding with molten lava, 
Her eyes were weeping with acid rain, 
Her heart was oozing with rancid muck, 
Her guts were stuffed with rotten remains. 
 
The dead were not mourned,
No body cried, only trees wept. 

A lonely wind sighed, 
A planet had died, not even a tomb. 

But wait. Have I heard a woman’s weep? 

Let’s go closer. 
 
Her moon was frightened, dimmed with haze.
She panted with her weakening breaths, 

‘I don’t wish to die…please save me.’
 
Her call wrapped and echoed in the clouds. 
Singing heartbrokenly the last swan song,
Waiting the tolling of the funeral bell. 
 
Before she closes her eyes, finishes her weep.
She wishes to know, 
Who will defend her?
Who will then mend her?
Who will befriend her?
 
No one has answered her yet. 
 
She grumps and snorts,
"Humph! Don’t you dare ask me, 
'For whom does the bell toll?’”
 
"Damned. I am not going to tell you!"
 

 

 



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