Dead Earth

May 9, 2019

Close your eyes 

Because I want you to realize what’s happened 

Interpret what will become 

So close your eyes 

Feel the ocean  

The lack of commotion 

Waves rocking you  

I bet you’re not even thinking of the harsh reality stalking you. 

Now open your eyes 

The mellow sun tanning you  

The air fanning you…..  

You’re still happy but…. 

But these activities- they’re banning you from a life-long lived  

Thinking any differently, well honey… 

That's just a fib. 

We might as well wrap this world in yellow caution tape 

Because those holes in our ozone layer… they gape 

Someone hand me a shroud to drape over this earth  

Because it's as dead as dead 

Dead as taking a bullet to the head  

Now her grave stone  

Plastic made stone  

Rest in peace mother nature 

Our legislature has failed us. 

god bless her soul 

Wherever she is 

Up there in that  

Co2 abyss… 



My name is Emma Keith and I’m a sophomore at Newburyport High school. I am passionate about the environment, and I love writing poetry. I enjoy going to environmental club and participating in events that promote student activism like the green expo and the most recent climate change rally in Boston.

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