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A Planet In Despair

As this planet's caretakers 
Just what have we done 
To our dear mother earth 
For our luxuries and fun 

Torturing and killing 
This celestial body 
Surrounded by stars 
Writhing and rotting 

Poisons poured down 
Atmosphere's throat 
With toxic chemicals 
The planet we soak 

The rapid destruction 
Of the ozone layer 
At the unmerciful hands 
Of nature's true slayer 

The one's who steal 
And live to destroy 
The forests and trees 
And nature's true joys 

Killing the wildlife 
All over the map 
Considered mere beasts 
Yet the savage is man 

We take down their homes 
Without second thought 
We butcher and slaughter 
Vile planet we've wrought 

No, life on this earth 
Is not just our own 
For the taking and raping 
We have done all alone 

We have only created 
A planet in despair 
An earth crying out 
Do we even care? 

Our oceans now filled 
With poisonous oil 
Spilled by the greed 
Of those who toil 

For the very last drop 
Of our liquid gold 
To life in these waters 
Our hearts ever cold 

Often left entirely soaked 
Dripping with damage done 
Those that are left to die 
In oceans of oil and muck 

As the number of animals 
At our ever brutal hands 
Decline and go extinct 
With them diminish our lands 

Each and every single day 
They struggle to survive 
Even the most illiterate 
Can read it in their eyes 

They are the true victims 
Under man's brutal dominion 
Who along with us, pay the price 
The eventual planet's oblivion 

For what man does gain 
With all his luxuries 
Is mother earth destroyed 
The defenseless suffering 

Yes, I am a tad disturbed 
By man as he still covets 
But pay no mind for all I am 
Is a disgruntled, middle-aged poet 

Copyright © 2010 Camille Rose Castillo 

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  1. Date: 11/4/2010 3:21:00 PM
    Hello Audonus, Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments! I am pleased you enjoyed this write. :) ~Camille

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 2:57:00 PM
    First off your name is Cool!, next your writing is amazing! I am not as environment and planet friendly as you, but this piece spoke to me and got me thinking. Great Work!

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 12:19:00 PM
    Hello Jamecia, Anthony, Jayne, Carol, Linda Marie, and Destroyer, Thank you all so much for such wonderful comments on this poem. I am sorry for the late response, as I have started another semester, and have been a bit busy. I truly appreciate your reviews on this poem, and for taking the time to leave your kind comments. :) ~Camille

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 8:16:00 AM
    Beautiful poem.And it is sad to say you wrote nothing but the true truth.We are times of despair.We refuse to acknowledge that we have let God down.How can we destroy the one thing that God has given to us to protect.But we are the destoryer and earth should be protected from us .And it put tears to my eyes to see what we have become.I really enjoyed your poem.Love,Jamecia

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 10:08:00 AM
    This is good. And congrats on being featured.

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 9:24:00 AM
    Congrates on being featured this week ... loved your poem well penned and crafted love Jayne

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week here at PoetrySoup Camille. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:34:00 PM
    Saw your comment Camille and u can check under Contest on the left side of the member page.. click on Contest Winners: Member .. then find the contest your poem is listed on the winners list.. many pages to look at my friend... try to remember which one it was ..luv.. need any help just ask.. OK?

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:32:00 PM
    Congrats Camille on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a nice one to share with us all.. with luv.. ..

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 11:43:00 AM
    Hello Carol and Linda :) Thanks so much for the congrats, but I am unaware of having won any contest. I haven't received any notification of such :( Is there a link to this contest, and it's results? ~Camille

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulations to you Camille on your win in Team PoetrySoup's contest "Gulf Oil Spill". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 3:10:00 PM
    Congrats Camille on your winning poem in the Gulf Oil Spill contest with this brilliant write and super win this happy Sunday.. with luv..

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 3:23:00 PM
    Thank you Carol and Poet Destroyer, for your wonderful comments on this poem. :) ~Camille

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 10:51:00 AM
    Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Camille. May your weekend be full of love,good health and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:49:00 PM
    You might me distrundled and middle aged but I can sense your a wise person, enjoyed your write.. smiles:)