NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Twenty-Two

Today’s prompt challenged me ton write a poem in honor of Earth Day. In school today, we celebrated with a beautiful display in the gym. The classes created banners and creations from recycled materials. They sorted trash and made promises to keep the earth green. Of course, in music class we sang songs about the earth, and I (being a Class A Tree Hugger) loved it.

lost beauty

i reckon the end will come
for all of us
sooner than we imagine,
but who will be here to care?

i reckon the once vibrant seas
will overflow with floating carnage, vacant of life,
but who will be here to care?

i reckon no longer will we
pass heirloom treasures on
to the future generations,
but who will be here to care?

i reckon decay will overrun us,
scattered by the reckless
perpetuated into the future,
but who will be here to care?

i reckon when the last tree
is felled by mankind
the forests will lie barren,
but who will be here to care?

i reckon the poison of greed
demanding births the realization:
you cannot eat money,
but who will be here to care?  

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