Listlessly, the time drags on;
The heat of the sun’s inclement force
Keeps scorching the earth,
Searing the lawn,
With no compassion nor remorse.
The firmament appears divorced
From every cloud,
Sparrows twittering, forlorn!
Nature as if has sorely vowed
To let her anger
Spoilers of her erstwhile plan,
The belly of the tortured earth,
Full of the poisonous acts of man;
And not until the sun goes down,
Easing the burden of the dirge
Of the sad old, Earth; but soon,
Another day arrives another scourge —
Another cry of Nature woebegone!
As life on earth
Advances on and on,
And with it all the foibles of man that are
His legacy to those as yet unborn
Tomorrow may be gone!