Despoiled by crass stupidity,
greed and carelessness, earth damned ─
to sterile desert life condemned ─
assured by man’s cupidity.
Will we survive obliquity,
rebuild, recharge, re-discover
simple ways and so recover
everything we used to value
live our lives in days less shallow ─
symbiotic, help each other?
Written for dVerse Meeting the Bar, the Decima is a 10-liner with 8 syllables (octosyllabic) per line in the following rhyme pattern: A B B A A C C D D C
Coincidentally, today is Earth Day, and Elizabeth Crawford gives us a prompt to write about nature, life or this planet we call home.