emerson achari


Pollution


Over millenia my people watched
silent, uninterrupted
over centuries we sit and stared hoping

Who knew
our wait would be treated so
who knew
that our hopes would be dashed

our patience
gifted with disappointment
and something more...anger?

it took a while
but life began on the third planet from their star

We watched them grow
We watched them learn
For a while they were our favorites
our special beings
we took pride in what they did
not any more

we stood back helpless
as the beasts we created ruined the land
the pain we faced tremendous
sorrow great

we saw them slaughtering in droves
countless helpless died
we saw them poison the lands
and ruin the water

Now when we look out
we see
we fear
we hurt

The planet now long dead
The people long gone
Never again would we do this
The failure too great to bear

We thought they were intelligent
we found our error

Submitted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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