Failure to Pay

Gaze
ever upwards
eyes slitted
remorse
given so much time
given so much energy
forgiven
time 
and again
only ever
burst into conflagration.
I am broken.
There is nothing more 
the well
this well
untapped 
drained
vile men
lands once fertile
shattered
cracked 
dirt filters through the air
no more….. 
no more can I take
pollution
deforestation
man’s folly
raping 
over and over 
believing 
never shall the piper be paid.
Night has fallen
moonlight
eyes peering 
water 
calamity is coming
my view
one last loving look
once abundant terrain
rock hard
sustaining life no more
as behind 
deafening crescendo
waves building 
surging
what once was
is no more.
 
©Sept. 17/20
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Final Take

It comes
encroaching 
moving faster
roaring
devouring 
acres
forest
lives
no one is protected
no one matters
all for one 
one for all
a thing of the past.
Disheartened
weary
strangled 
brought to knees 
promised warrior
a millennium
walking
waking
destruction
war
sin
all rolled over 
there is nothing
left to see.
A challenge 
not uttered 
taken
more to come
more harm
more destruction
vile men
tasked with protection
raping.
Watching
caravan after caravan
flee
safety 
somewhere
out there
hope is held.
Turn 
one last time
tired
so tired
last stand
last bastion
Last Warrior 
for this life. 
 
©Sept. 15/20
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