Accidental Poet

Earth vs. Man

Earth vs. Man


Over the course of time

Man has come a long way

From drawing on cave walls

To launching probes to the Milky Way


Of the many species on Earth

Only one, reckless and cruel

Forsaking innocent lives

To quench thirst of his own rules


He’s proved himself

A pretty smart guy

So it makes no sense at all

How he can cause us all to die


A mathematical genius

Philosopher of intelligence

Politically correct

Morality of relevance


A craftsman with all the tools

Master of construction

In bed with allies and enemies

A mastermind of destruction


A sad day it will be

When the sun shines no more

As our Earth burns to a cinder

And then man will know the score


For man had to play a game

Where no one really wins

And all life on Earth will die

Paying the cost for man’s sins


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2017


  • Laura

    That is an awesome write AP!
    So true and said sad how man
    can destroy in the name of
    making things better!
    Enjoyed the read!
    Definitely a favorite !

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks Laura. What's sad though is that it needed to be written at all. I try to be a positive person from day to day, but world events have me scared for our future.

      • Laura


      • orchidee

        Good write AP. Me - an intelligent being?! heehee.

        • Accidental Poet

          oops, sorry orchi. Didn't mean to include you with the genius leaders of the world. Hey orchi, how's your employment status? ; )

        • Candlewitch

          a obituary for the Earth and all of its life forms...very sad! good work!

          *hugs, Cat

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks for reading and your comment Cat. It is sad.

          • Kimi brockley

            Thank you for this x

          • Christina8

            I love this somber write because it's going to all happen eventually if we don't take care sooner or later. Excellent write. What cost are we gonna pay if we don't do something soon? Thanks for sharing!

            • Accidental Poet

              Well Christina, that's just it. If we don't do something soon, there won't be any cost because it'll be too late to do anything about it. That's what the politicians don't understand. I've heard it said that they don't believe our fate is doomed, and if it is, they have more than enough money to survive it. But again, what they don't understand is, no amount of money will save them. If we die, they die too.

              • Christina8

                Right! They think that the rich can survive. Thanks for bringing up this under-reported topic.

              • Goldfinch60

                Good write and so very true, the earth would be a wonderful place if it wasn't for homo sapiens.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Yes it would be. Think of all the trees that would still be here.

                • FredPeyer

                  Beautiful song and a very apt description of man's history, future, and the sad state of affairs we live in.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thanks for the compliment Fred. Glad you find it worthy of reading.

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