Turned To Rust

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic


Turned To Rust

 

A reaction to salt water,

A consequence of tears,

So much contamination

That has built up through the years.

 

An imbalance of chemicals,

An eco-system shot,

The world like it was before,

It is surely not.

 

Resources have been running dry

Whole species have died out,

The planet is now fighting back,

Can we have any doubt.

 

The winds they come in roaring,

It rains and causes flood,

Temperatures now so extreme,

It’s nature’s form of blood.

 

Whether it’s been created

Or just happens naturally

The climate now is on the change;

How much, I guess we’ll see.

 

But all the tears we’re spilling,

Caused by so much misplaced trust,

Are speeding up the process,

Turning our whole world to rust.

 


Submitted: July 23, 2017

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johngumbs

I like this poem.

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 3:44pm

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Reagle

The world will be fine, Hully, it's the humanity that has to worry :p

A good poem, and it shows how the world's being corrupted as if it's been poisoned. Rust was a great metaphor for it.

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 3:45pm

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Truthfully, Reagle, I found the picture and wanted to compose something to go with it. I'm sure the world will survive but the people.......maybe not!
Thanks for reading!

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 9:01am

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SimonClemens

Aw...I thought this was going to be about Mars and how iron oxide makes it red.
Still nice, though.

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 5:25pm

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No, I'm not clever enough for that, Simon.Thanks for reading!

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 10:58am

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Mike S.

Spot on, and excellent, Hully!

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 5:47pm

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Thank you, Mike!

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 11:15am

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Dr. Acula the friendly Ghost

I love the entire, "we have created our own sadness, tears are making it worse", analogy.
Always amazed at your ability to put such incredible attention and detail into such diverse topics.

Sun, July 23rd, 2017 10:31pm

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Thanks, Doc!

Mon, July 24th, 2017 9:55am

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jaylisbeth

This is an amazing poem, Hully. It's also the ugly truth and we are guilty for looking away and not considering this priority.

Mon, July 24th, 2017 12:26pm

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Thanks so much for that, jaylisbeth!

Mon, July 24th, 2017 9:58am

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Bert Broomberg

Well done again.

Mon, July 24th, 2017 12:51pm

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Thanks for reading and commenting, Bert!

Mon, July 24th, 2017 9:59am

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