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A Million Years of Sleep - Free Verse Poem

Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.

Background

There hasn't been any significant change over the past few decades with regards to how we have been treating our planet, our Mother Earth. It is time to take note of the fact that she is tired, and may not be able to go on much longer.

The Poem

Wrapped in my bluish-green cloak

I have been walking

Walking

Walking

Walking

Walking towards the flames

At times with a stab of ice

The gold washes over my blue

The white smears across my green

I keep walking

Walking

Walking

Walking

Been eons since I slept

My own children, they hurt me

Blazing their horns, they ride my soul

With putrid smog, they blind my eyes

And I am walking

Walking

Walking

Walking

My first-borns, dear they were

Drifted off to eternal slumber

I draped their shrouds with

My bright, concrete silhouette

I am tired of walking

Walking

Walking

Walking

Lay me down, let me dream

On a bed of crimson cover

My tired eyes long to rest

And sleep for a million years

I would be no longer

Walking

Walking

Walking


© 2018 Rinita Sen

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