Man’s shadow falls upon planet Earth

Darkly bruising the beautiful blue-green marble,

A rapacious legacy of unsustainable overuse

Of fossil fuels; a tragedy ongoing –

deforestation, extinction of other life forms,

over-harvesting and pollution of the waters.



This piece was written to the Weekend Writing Prompt provided by Sammi Cox.

This week, Sammi gives us a word (which I have taken for my title), a photo (above), and the following suggestions regarding style:  “…write a 6 line poem where each line is no more than 6 words long…”

While this week’s prompts resulted in a rather dark offering from me, somewhere between a sad lament and an angry rant, I am certainly grateful for the inspiration and for the opportunity to share my effort and to enjoy the work of other writers.

Thanks, Sammi!