This Angry World

This Angry World

The world is angry, spitting fire and ash.

How many eruptions must it create?

Where must it next open earth and roar?


It’s had enough of our senseless squabbles.

Its threat is real, we should abide, revere its mighty roar,

fear its inevitable outcome, desist our squabbles.


One potentate after another trying to fight – not play.

To destroy – not create.

To pollute our destiny with destructive toys.


Cease and Desist!

We have what we’ve been given the use of –

not the right to

destroy each other,

tower over,


mankind and its companion species,

inhabitants of this great blue sphere

we all call home.


-Faye Austin