A Poem by Sparrow

In honor of Earth Day...


Splice through the flesh
Sinking teeth into the vein
Venom and her blood enmesh

Leave the body, withered and slain.


Tread not on those wilted limbs.
Defiled skin underfoot
You step to the rhythm of your sins
Crushing her charred remains to soot.


Let her return to the earth
Replenishing what we thought spent
Reincarnated, revelling in newborn mirth
While the world you crafted, laments.

© 2008 Sparrow

Author's Note

A comment on several things at once. The destruction of our environment, the destruction of a human being physically or emotionally or simply the destruction of a home.

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Excellent writing and it strikes me even more so after the recent earthquakes we had nearby. It's very, very scary. Thanks for this, awareness is key.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Powerful poetry at its best! You move us through such depth of loss and restoration. Amazing words, always...

Posted 12 Years Ago

i love this poem, because it's so full of feeling and strong opinions. the symbolism and the meanings behind them words are so powerful and beautiful. i love it. great poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

The more I read this, the more I love it. It has such a prophetic tone of doom to it. You know how I adore the darkside. I love how your last stanza turned out and I really dig the last line. You did a great job Sabrina. I love it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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