Lost World

For today’s prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog, take the phrase “(blank) World,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Theme Park World,” “Poeming World,” and/or “Brave New World.” Have fun putting the world in a poem.

Lost World

Look up! Any time of night
you’ll see blinking lights
of airplanes crossing
from horizon to horizon
and you won’t see the milky way.

Listen hard! Any time of day
you’ll hear the growl of a motor
burning oil or the hum
of some electric spinning
and you won’t hear the leaves in the breeze.

Our pollution extends beyond smog
and toxins as we contaminate perception
itself like a once pristine glacier
covered with emptied bottles of water.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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9 Responses to Lost World

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Noise and light
    Tainting our world
    Its weird and sad
    And just not right

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ivor20 says:

    Truth …
    Lost, a sense of comprehension
    That we are the irresponsible killers


  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    Love the analogy in the last stanza

    Liked by 1 person

  4. KK says:

    Beautiful lines!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. anitashope says:

    Nice. I enjoy your works in The Sound of Brilliance.

    Liked by 1 person

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