Mother Earth

A RATTLER’S TALE poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

All around, above, below,
From the soil to sky aglow,
Mother Earth takes care of all,
But so often we’re not enthralled;
We forgot when we thought we could lord,
That to her we have an umbilical cord;
We break this link at our peril,
When we become the eco-Devil

Are You Listening?

A RATTLER’S TALE poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

Listen, can you hear the pain?
Listen, is it all in vain?
Anger mounts in the sky, Species die,
no matter how they try;
Listen, do you love your home?
Listen, it’s in the nature zone,
Listen …

Just One Word

A RATTLER’S TALE Poem
BY
ANTHONY NORTH

The future holds our destiny,
Tech for good or enmity,
Driving one word to ultimate power,
Providing a button that can devour,
Everything as the missiles hit,
Our leader safe in his pit;
Godly, he takes out man and bird,
For: In the End Was the Word

Ghostly Event

A RATTLER’S TALE Poem
by Anthony North

*****

Shriek!!! Don’t do that to me,
Creeping up so willingly,
Knowing that you’ll just go through,
What’s been done we can’t undo;
This is now our destiny, But
– wow! –
you breathers scare me

Chores Bores

A RATTLER’S TALE Poem
by Anthony North

*****

Am I a mystic? Washing to do
Found the truth? Clean the loo
As one with the Cosmos? Oven on
Above is below? Routine’s song;
Living in spirit is marvellous joy,
High in the clouds, nothing to annoy
Until the material re-connects,
My mind’s lost – it can only vex