Earth Falling

Earth Falling

A Poem by Marianne Rose
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After doing a collage in my journal on 12/9/12, I wrote what I saw and felt- earth, like a superball globe falling into the mess we made here. Wondering if the next generation can clean it up.

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The world is falling fast
Down a chute of our mechanical making
Shrinking with its turns and tumbles
Caught in an eddy of black streaming dust
And tangled cords
Among microchips of memory
And wireless routers

It bounces like a superball
On tops of buildings too tall to climb
Riccochets and lands in wastewater
Filled with plastic cups.
Still it floats, buoyed by
Random styrofoam mixed
With driftwood, scraps of metal
And sunken boats

Rockets shoot up from melted dreams
And fire burns on the surface
Catching oil and chemical spills.
Rigs and scaffolding tip and pound
The surface of the world to submerge it,
Push it down
Can one generation of grace
Sweep it all clean?

© 2016 Marianne Rose


Author's Note

Marianne Rose
Something to work with, the idea of the world falling into itself, the start of a series, who knows?

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I like this poem. It talks of how mankind's short term needs are consuming nature. Good one.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I love this poem because often it is up to poets to plead passionately on the behalf of those wronged. The Earth is crying out to us; however, it is only people who are open to her lamenting that are listening. I like the flow and the stanza break down.

Well done.


Posted 4 Years Ago


Marianne Rose

4 Years Ago

Until I started posting here, I never knew I could have a public voice in poetry- work hard to help .. read more
H.L. Cerveise

4 Years Ago

It is a warrior poet's duty to do all you are writing about. See my profile where I talk about warr.. read more
It's difficult, but not impossible... I think the modern generation and the future generations will find it hard to clean it up, because first of all they are quite habituated with the modern technology, they believe interactions on mails and phones is better than meeting the same person face to face... Then the there is a problem they face, that is helplessness in choosing the right path... The speed of our earth's falling is faster than they could think, so the situation will be tougher to handle but I still believe that strong leaders and workers can clean it up, one step at a time, one step at a time...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marianne Rose

4 Years Ago

Yes, one step at a time- I try to talk to younger generations about the lack of connection and impac.. read more
The poem leaves a heavy heart as if it were leaving such a heavy responsibility to the next generation. Cleaning up for something they dkd not even start. Well, I guess its human nature. Very difficult, but possible if it becomes a requirement rather than a kind gesture.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marianne Rose

4 Years Ago

Sometimes my heart is heavy for my grandchildren, now teenagers, looking into the world with their o.. read more
i think a new generation could get us back to the selves we really want to be...and there could be peace and love like we spoke of fervently in the sixties. But i also think there has to be involvement...and i don't really see it...generally i see apathy...and involvement only in technology---and mass communication on facebook, texting and so on...which disturbs me greatly....part might be apathy but part of it may be these younger people feeling helpless to be able to do anything about the world, so they find one to hide in...

sometimes, can't blame them...it's a world getting worse.

j.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Marianne Rose

4 Years Ago

Yes, I see that too- not as much apathy as escape from feeling helpless and without direction. But e.. read more

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Added on July 4, 2016
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Tags: Earth, industry, mechanical, technology, conservation, destruction

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Marianne Rose
Marianne Rose

Santa Rosa, CA



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