ect.13

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"Words, in my not-so-humble opinion, are our most inexhaustible source of magic" ~ Albus Dumbledore
Absolute nerd | 100% cat person | Ravenclaw | ISFJ

Study hard... dream big... live well...

[Joined March 2020]

Message to Readers

I've been a bit inactive lately, between life and exams and focusing on my (what will hopefully become a) novel.
Please read and enjoy - as always, feedback is appreciated so much!

Let's start a revolution...
- recycle as much as you can
- where possible, avoid using the car. Walking, cycling and using public transport are more sustainable options :)
- use Ecosia instead of Google as your browser (I recently converted and it's great - almost the same as the bigger companies, but their profits go towards planting trees! And, if you sign in, it keeps count of how many searches you've made so you can work out how many trees that will have planted :))
- there are so many other simple ways to help save the planet... but we need our governments and big companies to make an effort too.

humanity.

October 20, 2020

FREE WRITING

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the human race.
infinitely frustrating
                  disappointing
                                        unpleasant
always on hand 
to make a bad decision
or three

humanity
destroyer of the planet
the only species 
to ruin its own home

poisoning
the air it breathes
flooding 
the land on which it lives
setting fire
to the very things it needs most to survive

a species of mistakes.
but also a species of fixers
innovators
inventors
inspirations

our ancestors built civilisations
and started revolutions
and made our world the one it is today
        the good and the bad

don’t we have the power to shape 
our tomorrows?

people. 
a race of immense stupidity
and resounding genius
of war
and of hope

when all the people are shut away
sheltering for their own safety
and their leaders can’t seem to control
nature 
anymore
        not surprising, really
the world is taken back to its roots
back to the days before
busyness and stress
took over

back to family
back to earth

and the people
they muse and they consider
why is this life better than 
what came before?

tomorrow brings a new dawn
an age of innovation
an age of salvation
an age to thrive

and as humanity reappears from its hideout
crawling into the new normal
whispers float through the air

"it’s time to start a revolution"
Originally published: 18/10/2020
Word count: 213

Hopefully (fingers crossed!) this will soon become part of a poetry collection that I'm working on, based around the climate crisis, which is something that I'm super passionate about and that we desperately need to change. Click the link to read my other poem about it :)
'Climate Crisis' - https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/155309/version/303439

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7 Comments
  • Dragonfly

    Wow, I really love your poems!! I love that you create a rhythm and I really like the ending! Also, this is a topic that one cannot write/talk about enough because it's so frustrating.. But I love that you made it hopeful!


    8 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thanks :)


    11 months ago
  • Huba Huba

    Re: I'm glad you like the pun. Thanks for the comment, I honestly wrote that piece out of an unstable mood.


    11 months ago
  • mirkat

    Re: Nice to meet you too! Thank you for your kind comments-- I always love hearing from people.


    11 months ago
  • bookmagic

    Yeeeeeeeesssss! I love this. And the last line was especially inspiring.


    11 months ago
  • mirkat

    I would love to read a collection of poems on the climate crisis! I also think your poem here is stunning. Keep writing!


    11 months ago
  • Huba Huba

    I totally agree! With all the traffic in this world, we should slow down and take some moments to realize everything we're doing to the Earth. Also the title made me think of this really bad joke I'd tell all my friends.
    So basically someone says, "Oh no, we must save humanity!"
    And someone else takes a huge manatee out of the water in order to save it from drowning
    Ironically, this person doesn't save the huge manatee, as manatees are sea animals.


    11 months ago