My skin is scarred with greed.
Your selfish intents are ruining me.
You leave my children in need
As you destroy all you see.
You pluck and burn my growth
Surrounding me in garbage and flames.
You treat me with disregard and cruelty both,
And expect me to be a symbol of beauty.
I’m unsure of what I have done
To earn your painful blows.
You have the warming sun,
And I’ve given you all that grows.
My precious pets that tend my gardens
Burn alive as you all watch.
Yet, when your man-made castles meet their end
You rally to repair, claiming its such a loss.
I give you glowing love and life
Yet evil is what you choose.
So struggle in your handmade strife
And wish for what you lose.
Soon you’ll see my wrath
Cleansing all my skin,
Like a healing bath
That I’m sat within.
I hope we can reconcile
Before it gets too late.
But for now, in the meanwhile,
Can we please end the abuse and hate?