Disconnect- A Poem

June 11, 2017

 

 

Slipping 

As if it were crisp,

cool water 

Seeping through our fingertips. 

There only for a second, A moment, A breath.

 

Fleeting

As if it were a shooting star,

Something visible and tangible, 

Only to those who’ve experienced it. 

For a second, A glimpse.

 

Is the connection between us

and the ground beneath our feet, 

As lost as a baby bird, 

Lonesome and forebode Without its mother.

 

 

 

Resilient

Is the home all of us share. 

With a force of nature as strong as the force of gravity, 

Only to be broken by the hands of man.

 

The beauty flows, 

Ebbing like a river. 

Raindrops dripping like tears, 

A cry for help.

The connection between all species diminishes,

With every tree slashed,

Every sentient being exploited,

Every plea ignored.

 

Crumbling 

Is the earth beneath our feet, 

The ignoration 

As suffocating as the smog.

 

 

 

Humbling Is

the sense of power

we have over this planet,

Just as a drop of rain over an ocean.

 

Empowering Is that sense of potential, 

That drop of rain, 

As important to the ocean

as the coral beneath The bubbling blue waters. 

Crisp and cold,

Coexisting,

Connected.

 

The hum of the

Drum,

The heartbeat

Of the earth.

 

With every breath,

Every second,

Comes an opportunity.

 

To cherish or to diminish,

 

To love or to lose.

 

To act or to react.

 

Jorgie Ingram is a seventeen year old artist, activist, writer, dancer, and choreographer, currently living in New Hampshire. Finishing her high school studies online as a Senior, she looks forward to continue her studies in college, majoring in dance. Jorgie's passion is to inspire - whether that be through her artistry, writing, or everyday interactions, she loves to give back, and aspires to do so throughout her life. Apart from dancing all over New England, choreographing for the stage and film, painting, writing, baking vegan goodies, and spending time outdoors with her family and friends, Jorgie is the founder of local environmental group, Kearsarge Changing Climate Change, and one of the lead organizers for NH for Humanity's performance art events. 

 

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