Burned and Stained

Human life may be worth something
but humanity has yet to prove it’s worth.
Each passing day my heart sinks
deeper into the rotten earth.
Every soul that crosses my path
seems only to look out for one being
instead of finding out that others
can do good instead of just sting.
When humanity is all but gone
and love and compassion fled,
what is left of planet earth
will be burned black and stained red.

© Autumn Siders 2018