Below is the poem entitled Lamenting My Lost World which was written by poet
Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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We come as strangers to this virgin land
After succumbing to the impossible
Astonished by the solitude
of shamed regret for what we've done
Still stunned with grief for what is gone....
We stand in voiceless, numb despair
To gaze upon what we have maimed
A blue veined world we've left behind
Appearing weightless in the sky
So far from us beyond the maze
Of smoky dust, of lingering flames,
engulfed, and choked, by those who paid
the dearest price, who lie in graves
And from carved names of marbled sorrow
We weep for all those lost tomorrows
From here, our eyes might be deceived
To peer beyond the starry seas
to earth,... a home we claimed to love
so far above,... or did we lie?
How strange it is, now seen from here
remains yet beautiful to the eye
As we stand wide eyed, upon new shores
And look from here, to the earth so far
How fragile, is our earth still spinning
Where winds of war divided races
And homes we loved wear ravaged faces
And now as we begin, again
How do we avoid the sin?
How precarious this world untouched can be
Where seas are blue and birds fly free
Have we learned, from where we've been?
We must repent..........recall it all
One last look upon the old
I feel a shiver of the cold
Spinning, dying, looking small
I catch my breath........and close my eyes
swallow tears of anguished cries
I'll turn my head