“When People Leave This Earth” by Theo Candlish

Theo Candlish (age 8)


When people leave this earth
Their buildings will crumble
And the vines will creep in.

Dogs will run and play wherever they like.
Cats will hunt and poo on the carpets.
Eagles will nest on the top floors,
Soaring in the deserted concrete jungles.

Tigers would go and lie
In the meat section of the supermarket.

The Earth is alive.
The Earth is going back to the way it was.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Theo Candlish: “I like to write poetry because it makes reading fun.”

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