Responses to On the hills of East of France

Gradual Havoc

by Macky Sulat

Tortured by the awakening of greed and thirst for power,
Now leads to the wailing of the earth.
Is it wrong to display care and significance?
Or will we choose to alienate our place of birth?

My plea to the following leaders is compassion.
Care for the environment—a lasting effect on the entire human race.

Together, we can mend what we’ve estranged,
In harmony, a world reborn, exchanged.

There’s only one earth…One HOME.

This poem is a response to RewriteCOP’s call for creative responses to Nicolas Hercelin’s On the hills East of France.

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