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Earth Day by Damini Awoyiga



Earth you have grown…so much


Like a baby in its mother’s eyes…


You have...


thrived...


You went through life, death


Deconstruction a bit a…


Reconstruction


We cut down your trees


Then plant them like weeds


In places where there were no trees


Where instead we should’ve


Kept their fore-mothers, and fore-fathers alive


So they live, breath


Purify with ease


We know your crying


Dying


We feel you


“ Koff Koff “


Wheezing


Stop breathing


pleading


For us to


Change our ways


In exchange


For better days


You sur - face bare with wrinkles


Your once firm skin looks


As if it has


Sinned


The trees that one held your sur-face


Have been e -rased


And now you face…


is filled with a flood of tears


Trickling into your ears


From all those years


Of pain


Of suffering


Your face filled with


Disdain


As you looked at your people


Whom


You gave everything...


And yes...


they took everything till you concaved


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Andre Cody-Morgan
Andre Cody-Morgan
Apr 27, 2022

like this poem

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Amia Sampson
Amia Sampson
Apr 27, 2022

I love it good job!

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Areesa Zartaj
Areesa Zartaj
Apr 27, 2022

I liked you poem!😊

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Daniel Field-Askew
Daniel Field-Askew
Apr 27, 2022

i love the poems


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