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‘For Tomorrow’

Spring blossom on the Blackthorn, flakes of snow
Once crystal frost now refusing to freeze,
Melting, falling like tears for tomorrow.

Cities wheeze and choke. Their electric glow
Threatens the stars, disturbs nature’s reprise –
Spring blossom on the Blackthorn, flakes of snow.

Pictures from polar satellites clearly show
Bird filled canopies of rain forest trees
Melting, falling like tears for tomorrow,

And spreading sands where only deserts grow
In starving war torn lands, where no one sees
Spring blossom on the Blackthorn, flakes of snow.

Warm currents climb the floating fractured flow
Of glacial iceberg peaks in Arctic seas,
Melting, falling like tears for tomorrow.

I tend my hives with calming smoke. I blow
Gently, ponder their future on my knees.
Spring blossom on the Blackthorn, flakes of snow
Melting, falling like tears for tomorrow?

Simon Freeman is a member of Tamar Yoseloff’s ‘Routes into Poetry’ course at The Poetry School in which this poem was composed.

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