Gaian Lament

She, whose fair praises have been sung
while thoughtless insults blithely flung,
for whom odes proud and gestures grand
in place of care and nurture stand,
not fused or molded by design
yet part of nature’s perfect rhyme –
and we, blind mortals that we are,
pay no heed, but vain, worship stars.

This started as a fan poem but became a bit of a critique-in-rhyme. For day 3 of NaPoWriMo.

9 thoughts on “Gaian Lament

  1. I love the rhyme in this! And the rhythm– I can picture you on a stump in the forest, declaiming to all. 🙂

  2. The thoughtless insults blithely flung and worshiping stars while ignoring the real things that are going on remind me of the problems I have with Twitter. Sorry for the tangent.

    • Not at all, and not sure it is a tangent. Stars celestial or otherwise works there. As for Twitter, maybe you need to change who you follow? Mine’s all about refugees and migrants…and Ireland and South Africa.

    • Thank you so much! I was concerned about breaking the rhythm too suddenly but also wanted to use that to focus the point. Glad to know you liked it.

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