Remembrance of a Dead Past by L. M. Mercer


Remembrance of a Dead Past
By: L. M. Mercer

As I look out across the now black water,
I am reminded of happier times spent at the lake.
When I think of summers past,
I think about swimming in the crystal blue waters,
And sleeping under the stars.
I remember taking long hikes,
With only the wild things of nature around.
Summer days were spent sitting in a tree,
Swimming in the lake and gathering wildflowers.
Now that I am older, I have no lake to visit.
Because of big corporations,
The lake is now full of industrial pollution,
And the tree that used to stand so tall is now black and wilted.
I only wish that when Mother Nature began to show signs that she was dying,
We had paid more attention.
For now the Earth is almost dead and we have nowhere else to go,
And there is nothing we can do to save it.

About the Author

Even though she has been writing for some time, L. M. Mercer has never had her work viewed by the public at large. She had mainly used writing as a release for her stressful existence (never intending for others to read her poems), but was badgered into submitting some pieces by friend and coworker, Kevin Magnus, who told her to 'Stop wasting your talent'. While never admitting to him that she is very grateful for his badgering, she will henceforth share with us her talent, both lyrical and oft times somber, now that she is our newest contributor to the "World of Myth".

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