I am your life on Earth
I am the environment, so beautiful and pure.
I am life, but they want to kill me.
I take care of my sons and daughters, even if they don’t take care of me.
I help them breathe, but they just drown me.
I give them the beauty of flowers and landscapes, only for them to destroy.
I ask them to take good care of me, but they only take advantage of me.
I have given them beautiful animals, only for them to kill in abundance.
I look beautiful to them, but they want to tear me down.
I have given them many warnings, but they have thrown them out the window.
Warnings became threats and then their realities.
for desiring to drown me, I have warmed up their world.
For destroying my flowers and landscapes, I don’t give them anymore.
For killing my animals, I have hidden them, so that they cannot appreciate their beauty.
They want to change how I was treated, but it’s too late.
I seemed beautiful to them, now I look ugly.
I was their life, now I am their death.
Kevin- Fall 2022
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