Poetry Friday: Earth Speaks


are dying.
My forests are
cut down or burning.
My systems are weakened,
and my glaciers are melting.
So many species are extinct.
How can I convince you to help me?

© Mary Lee Hahn, 2022


Today, Earth Day 2022, I’ll pass the mic to Earth and let her speak. All the rest of my NPM 2022 poems can be found at Poetrepository.

Margaret has this week’s Poetry Friday roundup at Reflections on the Teche.

13 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Earth Speaks”

  1. It cannot be written any plainer…and yet here we are. Thank you for the punch of this poem. It stings but it is deserved and worth it.


  2. Your truthful and powerful poem made me think of Rachel Carson immediately, and her book “Silent Spring” which ought to be required reading— Hard to paint a pretty picture out of it… thanks Mary Lee!


  3. Wishing there was a “clean” answer. You’re clear that it remains for all of us to step in. It feels as if it must touch people in personal ways. Thanks, Mary Lee.


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