when wars were fought in the cosmos
and celestial beings deigned expose
and visit themselves upon the mortals.
In darkness he came to her;
somewhere between fantasy and the real,
disguised as a human, burly and firm
with want of a lover and yearning for release.
She knew him as a man
and he loved her as his wife.
A Titan he had always been
at battle with Olympians
who garnered all of humanity's love
and chose war over peace to keep it.
As lightning struck, thunder roared,
and waves destroyed the earth,
all grew quiet as Olympus rejoiced
and she knew that he had lost.
Zeus then rest upon his shoulders
the weight of the world eternal.
A punishment made more severe
by lack of warmth from her mortal heart.
He carried his punishment made unending
as Earth's coarsened face gouged his back.
The insects and beasts stung and mauled
and the humans warred and burned his flesh.
Still he held the world atop his shoulders
and severed it from t
Let it out slowly
Savor it while it lasts
Because all the fresh air is going.
into polluted clouds of smoke
Soon when you take in a breath
All youll do is choke
Say goodbye mother earth
And all her living creatures
Apparently our dying environment
Has not served as a teacher.
All the endangered species
Harder and harder to find
Well its time to stop searching
Because theyre all about to die
All our childrens futures
Are vanishing with our world
There wont be anything to live for
For next years boys and girls
Our world will be lifeless
Just like what once lived
If we dont open our eyes up
And see what we have to give.
A Moment of time
can go a long way
In saving the earth
for another day
unplug, go green
Unless you dont care about
What tomorrow will bring
Get smart, help out
Save this planet
Give life to its creatures
And all living things on it
Or let it become
Its own natural
She tried to raise us
So we could help each other out
When aid was needed.
Some tried to be independent
And not cooperate with the rest.
Others were mature from the start
So no one would ever feel left out
Unless they wanted to.
But our mother is one,
So why must we fight
Amongst each other,
While watching her die?
Instead, we should be mourning
The loss of our creator
And share her pain.
We are the ones that are killing her.
So we need to come together again
And save our Mother Earth.
But as all children do, they rebelledviolently. They hacked off her gorgeous hair, left gashes in her beautiful skin, and covered her in rancid trash
And still, she loved and provided for them.
Then one day, they found their drug.
It was black, sludgy, sticky, poisonous, yet they treasured it. Becoming addicted, they breathed it, burned it, adored it. They'd pay any cost, whether it be loss of life, harming themselves, or slowly killing their mother.
Over the years, Terra became feverish from exposure to the drugs, she could no longer provide as well for her children as they fought over the addictive substance amongst themselves.
One of her children apparently became worried about her health.
"Mother? Are you okay?"
"Yes," came the pained reply, "I am well."
But the worried child, after some extensive examinatio