The world is burning
Minds of leaders are flaming
Earth is crying for its children
who seem so set on destruction.
I look out and see a gentle drizzle
With backdrop of rising sun
Such beautiful and peaceful display.
So right and so contrary to our news.
Missiles are flying here and there,
the stupidity, the cruelty of it all.
Why, oh why do we choose them?
Leaders with frozen hearts
Who live only on hackneyed rhetoric.
Death, tears, despair fills the lands
as their people are flung across the world;
many dead, others can hardly walk.
Seeing the destruction of human beings
and of Earth, I think
What do we and the leaders do?
Just accept annihilation,
cede and lay down – tearless now
All dried out or burnt
Just like Earth.
© miriam ivarson