Lantern Fish

A Poetry and Travel Blog

Burning

The Amazon’s on fire, and needs every individual’s support. Here are a few organizations you can donate to to save the lungs of the planet: 1) Amazon Watch 2) Rainforest Action Network 3) Rainforest Concern 4) Amazon Conservation Team 5) Amazon Conservation 6) Earth Alliance

I go living my life,
Thinking you and I are separate.
You hardly ever cross my mind,
Until I see you burning,
Only to realize
That you are where my soul is.

I go chasing my dreams,
Thinking you’re not part of them.
I let them turn into greed,
Never noticing your pain turn to rage.
It’s too late when I finally realize
How long you’ve been crying.

It’s too late when I finally realize
How long you’ve been burning.
It’s too late when I finally realize
That you are where my heart is.
As I see that teardrop of fire
Making its way from your eyes to your heart,
I see it’s too late when I realize
That we’re not that far apart.
It’s too late but now I see
That you’ve always been the home
For my heart and soul.

As I watch your tears of fire
Burning everything they touch,
I can’t help but feel the smoke rise
Inside my own lungs,
Telling me we’ve always been one.
Oh, I wish I’d seen it before-
How I can’t stand to watch you cry.
And as my heart starts breaking from the sights,
I wonder if I could ever make you smile.
Oh, I know now
That I just can’t stand to watch you cry,
Oh I know now
That I must make you smile.

m.k.

M.K.

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