Poetry by Jeff Green

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What on Earth are we doing?

by cricketjeff on April 26, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The rain today shows how the skies are sad,
They see the mess the World is in below,
It seems the realm of man is going mad.

Pollution spoils the beauty that we had.
Destroying all that nature puts on show,
The rain today shows how the skies are sad.

The best ideas of all are turning bad
In ways inventors really cannot know.
It seems the realm of man is going mad.

While politicians track the latest fad,
So climate change will maybe start to slow,
The rain today shows how the skies are sad.

Some things are clear to any undergrad
But all our problems only seem to grow.
It seems the realm of man is going mad.

The answers aren’t yet on the launching pad
And maybe they will never start to flow,
It seems the realm of man is going mad,
The rain today shows how the skies are sad.

Author notes

I find these repeating forms very hard, I like to develop my refrains, not allowed in this form and with just two rhymes the temptation is to go for very weak ones.