The Earth's Custodians
By Robyn L. Stacey


| Home Page | Poetry Table of Contents | Archives | Compassionate Internet Church |

The Earth's Custodians by Robyn L. Stacey
By Robyn L. Stacey

Shaken, scared, confused, lonely.
He breathes heavily,
As he sits by the roadside
Where his mother has died.

Wheels of monsters - devilish fiends -
Her body left limp from man-made machines.
A life gone unnoticed without a care;
He lets out a yowl as our beware...

"Take care of this world in which you belong;
You, too, may not be here for very long.
For, you may find yourself insignificant someday
And whimpering on the side of the roadway."

So, when a car speeds by
And there's an awful cry
From animal youngins
Who wonder where mom's been...

Remember...the mother left there -
Deathly still,
And that you are the Earth's caretakers...
Custodians, if you will.

(c) October 1996 Robyn L Stacey
Submitted by the poet 9 Sep 2001