Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Only This




Only This

 

If I could, I’d make you heir to water –

clean, pristine,

sans bottle caps & cellophane wraps;

non-toxic rivers & lakes and

oceans of sea turtles, manatees and whales.

I’d leave you air unsullied,

soil unspoiled  

and teeming with trees & native wildflowers

pollinated by a plentitude of species

of butterflies & bees.

I would will you forests –

 swamps, jungles and savannahs

peopled by pandas, elephants,

gorillas, tigers & rhinos;

and a wide sky

occupied by all orders of birds.

If I could, I’d bequeath you

this utopia, nirvana, Camelot, Eden

– perfect planet –

strong, balanced, resilient,

self-sufficient, self-sustaining.

And I’d bestow such an abiding love

that you would (could)

ever

assume

only this:

your just right-

ful place

with-

in

it.

 

 

NOTE:  The above photo is in the public domain because it was solely created by NASA.  NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted". 

 

Poem Inspired by:  Margo Roby’s prompt: “What Will You Leave?”

 http://margoroby.com/2014/01/07/poem-tryouts-what-would-you-leave/

 

See also: Hannah Gosslin’s response to the same prompt 

 http://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/this-is-what-ill-leave-for-them/

 

 

 


 

 

2 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely legacy that would be! :)

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    1. Indeed, Patricia! I hope it one day comes to pass. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

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