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I listen to the wind its screaming of change; begging
each in return who don’t count it as strange. The ice
caps melt and the level of sea rise; a voice from the
future bellows out “devise.”

What if rivers turned red and reeked of pain and blood;
by day and night through fields of wreckage, waste and
flood. Oh sour are the trees lest we mend our ways; Lo!
clothed in the shadows of fire, smoke and haze.

Hope in sombre moments had power not to gaze;
As soon with one accord raise your voice on dais.

 

 

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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

 

Comments

  1. Jae Rose says:

    Your voice carries clear and strong here – sometimes it feels that no matter how loudly we shout what happens around is irreversible…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    If rivers ran red, maybe then we’d see what we’re doing. Good one, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  3. gillena says:

    Luv the “bellow” of voice future. Your images are clear and apt

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine

    Much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  4. annell4 says:

    A warning, indeed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  5. Susan says:

    Wow! Feeling flows through it. Once I read that first stanza with “demise’ and a second time with “revise.” But I think you want us to devise a change. Oh those who can see a way are my heroes!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  6. Thought provoking and wise Sanaa….love the flow in this…beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carrie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  7. Old Egg says:

    The foolishness of mankind is no more apparent than when we observe his treatment of the planet that could ensure his survival. Sadly greed always wins out. Very expressive poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. Truedessa says:

    Oh sour are the trees lest we mend our ways – this is a powerful line with deep rooted meaning.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Truedessa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  9. kaykuala h says:

    Hope in sombre moments
    had power not to gaze;

    With all the power and often calamities that destroy, climatic changes can be vicious. One can only pray they don’t get worse! Beautiful lines Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  10. Locomente says:

    Red rivers? Oh no… 🙁
    Good one!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Satya,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

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  11. Touching because I believe that as writers we must speak of things that other’s can’t say! Interspersed with our lines of love and flowers which comfort and inspire, we may want to write for those with no voice. You sure did that!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  12. Amit Agarwal says:

    Thoughtful and sensible…the message is clear and loud!
    Very nicely penned!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Amit,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Margaret says:

    If we could immediately and readily see our damage “rivers run red” would startle us for sure.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Margaret,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  14. Alternate reality’s bleak and awakening…powerfully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  15. Nicholas V. says:

    This was an especially powerful image, Sanaa:
    “What if rivers turned red and reeked of pain and blood”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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