Land of the Sleeping Things

I wade through mercury waters

A land speckled crimson

Peppered bloody, hematic and sore

Swollen, cancerous rocks, bloated, bulging 

and inflamed

Under a sickly sky, the trees gaunt and rawboned,

they reach, beseech, leeching for a way

out of their roots

Marks like swords – what has been here before?

It spread its air of death

Leaving a synthesised mess

A world left ailing and raw

11 thoughts on “Land of the Sleeping Things

  1. Is it your picture? Nice one 😊

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    1. Thank you 🙂 It’s an illustration by Dan McPharlin, which inspired me to write the poem.


  2. So touching . So scary. You poetically describe so well the way our planet is suffering . Great photo also. Food for thought.

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    1. Always appreciate your feedback 🙂 thanks Ugetse


  3. Notes From See Level August 29, 2017 — 3:48 pm

    Best poetry I’ve read on WordPress in a long time. Refreshing, really. Much applause. (Side note: If you want not have the double spacing between your poetic lines, hit shift+enter and it will single space them.) Anyway, good stuff. Along with the art, it becomes a more complete art. However, that being said, I went back and read it on its own, without the art, and it held up really well as a possible abstract journey into life and mental/emotional experience. ~ Really good stuff. I’m inspired now. ~ Thank you.

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    1. I really appreciate you saying that, thank you. I will keep your tip in mind for next time 🙂

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  4. You have a talent! Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fantastic description of a devastated landscape.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Wandering Armadillo 🙂


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