On Munch's 'The Scream of Nature'

Your crimson shriek still shakes the skies
when persecuted Earth decries
developers who devastate
or poisoned airs that suffocate
our forests, fauna, rivers, hills,
while oceans bleed beneath the drills
and fractured fields grieve and quake
as mountains founder in the wake
of decimation unrestrained
and natural resources drained.

Though many plug their ears, ignore,
or shrug cold shoulders at the roar,
dismissing it to be a dream,
know some of us join in the scream.

On Munch's 'The Scream of Nature' © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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14 lines / 76 words.  About Artists, their Art / "something sad" challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2760856-Write-about-an-artist--art--something-sad

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Submitted: October 6, 2020

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