Sunday, 8 October 2017
This poem was written following a prompt of "Autumn" from Poets United.
The leaves are falling,
elephant, tiger, rhino, pangolin.
Look; the leaves are falling,
coral reef, shark, narwhal, dolphin.
Out there leaves are falling everywhere,
arctic fox, walrus and polar bear.
Yes it's a tragedy
but no one seems to care.
We reel in horror when it's a few of our own
but complacent we sit and watch
as the last leaves fall.
Golden frog, striped newt,
redwood, teak, mahogany,
dragon fly, carpet moth, honeybee…
and this time; there’ll be no spring.
John Carré Buchanan
07 October 2017
If you click on the link below you can listen to me read this poem.
This poem is linked to Poets United.