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Natural gemstones of life

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Natural gemstones of life

Earth’s natural gemstones thunder down
Miriards of multi sized scattered diamonds tumbling
trained jewels, beads, roll down roof glazing
Tiny shards of light begin to bounce, dance and reflect magnificantly
At first twinkles of days sunlight peep from behind storm clouds
Enters sunrise, day breaks
Vast darkness of night-times tears quickly disperse
evaporating to the brighter warmer climate
Nature’s tears are quickly dried 
Outside still few mirrors remain reflecting the skies and beauty
Besides these little basins of wonder
patchy shadowed pavements still damp retract
As temperatures rise I recollect musing over shrinage of moisture
Just as the tides retrace their steps back to the oceans
But who ever sees their journey thereafter
The cycle of life continues whether we notice or not
So every droplet wasted counts
As climates change so must we
Earth and sea compositions alter
It’s down to us to make a difference
To help preserve and protect the living species
and precious commodities we need for every day living
before these treasures are lost, gone from our world altogether
Richer or poorer are we crumbling our planet
At the cost of bling we run down waste holes
Or leave to trail the land around us
Are we throwing our futures away
Should we not be evaluating the cost of new things precious
The waters of life, catch them if you can
Earths natural gemstones thunder down


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  1. Date: 10/29/2010 11:07:00 AM

    I am stopping in today to thank you for all your wonderful comments Anna_Marie. May your weekend be one of much joy to you and may it bring inspiration to the end of your pen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 8:36:00 PM

    Very interesting metaphor, very beautifully described. I did not know what a big environmentalist you are. More power to you! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 11:05:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your poetry today Anna-Marie. Hope you have a wonderful day. It is always so wonderful to see you have a new post I can read. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 5:54:00 AM

    Climate changes are natural occurrences and all species have to adapt or face extinction. Mankind is no different. I pray we see the importance of this message before our planet crumbles. You have posted some outstanding poetry today, Anna-Marie, and I'm so glad to see you writing and sharing with us again. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 10:36:00 PM

    love it