Earth's Song

Earth's Song

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about Mother Nature.


Earth's Song


November 29, 1988

Oh, my children,
How I cry for you!
You, who I trusted
To care for me
As I grow older.

I hoped you were
Mature enough
To get along.
How many times
Must I see you
Destroy yourselves?

How many times
Must I feel you
Destroy a part of me?
Poor, misguided children,
How did I fail you?

I was a good parent.
I have fed you
And sheltered you
Since your birth -
Since the beginning.

Oh, my children,
When will you grow up?

For Suzanne R. - you gave us Barry, and Barry's writing inspired this - you are an inspiration unto yourself.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 19. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: oem, poetry, mother nature, earth, gaia, gaea

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..