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29 May 2019, MVT 13:18
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29 May 2019, MVT 13:18

The heavens, why do they weep?

Do they weep for the earth;

For its lands, burnt

And its rivers, red?

Do they weep for the sea;

For its waters, murky

And its lives, hunted?

Do they weep for the stars;

For their light, barred

And their beauty, checked?

Or the heavens, do they weep

For the soft human heart

Hardened by greed.

- R.V.

A daydreamer in love with words and all the pictures they can paint, R.V. dreams of becoming a published writer one day.

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