by Tim Chiu
We adore Mother Nature to the nth degree, yet we must deal with it, as well - a poem.
|We awaken each morning to a richly soothing cup of Joe
And the momentous airiness of a uniquely rich
And satisfying new day.
Enlivened by this new beginning,
Humanity continues on with its crudely intrinsic values
And its lengthy and hopeful designs,
Deftly skirting the edges of this pristine
And proximal earth.
Vicious tornadoes and catastrophic storms
Blanket the landscape once primped and primed
By humanity’s willing engrossment
In Nature’s magnificent wonders;
And blazing infernos rip through neighborhoods
And open space causing unparalleled
Chaos and destruction.
Behold the bountiful earth in its shattered aftermath –
Twisters hurtling humanity and debris
In every direction
And hurricanes annihilating coastal entities;
And countless peoples’ homes forever lost
To the most torrential and deadly of wildfires.
Mother Nature mercilessly renews
Its humble, yet precarious bounty,
As God’s children play host
To that infinite array
Of palpable, set-in-stone truths.