Gaia's Lament

Oh my children, how could you abuse me so?
I provided shelter, looked to your every need.
You litter, vandalize, where ever you go;
Everything you touch goes to feed your greed.

When you were born, naked and helpless,
I took you to my heart, fed you from my breast,
protected you in the folds of my dress;
To teach you awe and respect I’ve done my best.

You have angered the sun with your vanity.
He will destroy you for touching his moon.
For your crimes, you must pay the penalty,
but live by nature’s law, and he’ll grant boon.

Beware, you’ll again be reduced to nothing,
from your ashes a new root-race will spring.

Perhaps the children of your destruction,
will listen better to wise instruction.

Gaia's Lament

Rosepoet

Balgal, Australia

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What would she say to us today?
This is one of a suite of sonnets about nature if people seem to like this I will post others.
The last two lines are actually an alternative to the two before though it reads alright with all four in place, but then it is no longer a sonnet, is it?

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