Saturday, August 30, 2014

Life Changing Times

Part Two

Life Changing Times

Doorstep of Today 


Hushed miniscule beads
Mysteriously appear,
 Veiled as vernal dew,
Refresh flora and wildlife
And give rise to a new Spring

Splendid crowns afire,
Holly trees proudly display
Festive red and green,
Nature’s decorative gift
In the wild and wreaths on doors

Choice lavender fields
Caress our eyes with delight,
Then yield their blossoms
And unleash the precious oils
That enrich us with fragrance

No longer pristine,
Bottles, cans and sordid trash
Adorn sandy shores,
Respect for life all but gone,
Where is the conscience, the guilt?

The noble forest,
Beautifully green and rich,
Ever dignified,
Before its base defilement
And the scars of acid rain

Birds and marine life
Mortally smothered in oil,
Scattered on beaches,
Products of catastrophes,
Augurs of changes needed

Gallant mountain razed,
Ecosystem sabotaged,
All for lumps of coal,
Irreversibly tragic,
Yet greed has let it happen

Nature, pure and free
Embraces all, yet abused,
Taken for granted,
Spurned by ungrateful lovers,
Weeps silently for days past

Chelle Munroe©
August 19, 2014


  1. Another great writing Chelle! You are very good at what you do.

    1. Once again Frank, I sincerely thank you for your comment and compliment. It is great to know that you are enjoying the stories and poems.