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Nature's Tears
by Ed Matlack

Saturday, August 14, 2004
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Every so often I have to get back to my roots, a Nature poem for a change...hope you enjoy it!

Nature’s Tears…


It’s not the hurricane I do fear,

It’s not the rain and the wind; let me make that clear,

What I fear the very most is that poor old mom Nature,

Is crying her eyes out, all this rain, her tears…


She cries for the way man does ruin Nature,

She cries for the way man has stripped her natural world,

Laying bare her fields, her wooded forests,

And building homes that encroach on the very borders of her pristine beaches…


Let me try, says she, let me try to wash them all away,

This hurricane it would be her way,

To end mans reign over the powers that she has coveted,

To try and destroy some of man’s technology,

Mom Nature fighting back,

Trying to take from man that which has come from his head,

Trying in a non-violent way to take from man his head,

The same thing done to her for a thousand years prior,

If you don’t believe me, just look around, Mom Nature is no liar…

                        © ed ~ 8/15/04




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Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/15/2004
Can you hear me cheering, Ed? Can you hear me weeping? This went straight from the page to my heart... sigh... who better to say what needed to be said? I solemnly bow to your eternal truths here. Thanks. katy xox.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 8/15/2004
Yeah, we need to watch out with the ticking off Gaia.
ROFL at Ed Kostro's comment. Yeah! Yeah, what about that Matlock? :-0 Y'all be killing up some bugs. Them is people too.
Reviewed by jude forese 8/15/2004
using a hurrican as a symbol for nature's sadness and fury over man's technological nature is quite interesting ...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/15/2004
Well said, indeed. We humans are an arrogant species! Gaia's revenge will surely come. Well crafted, resonate verse. Many thanks, Ed, for expressing these feelings...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/15/2004
A very insightful write, Ed.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/15/2004
How can a Man of SPLAT, an organization bent on the destruction of many of Mother Nature's children, write such a powerful ode to Mother Nature? She cares for her insect children, too.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/15/2004
Excellent write Ed...I love your nature write my friend!!

Honest and pure!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 8/15/2004
You're right Ed...Mother Nature will win everytime! She has the strength of a much higher power..and she uses it to her advantage!
Good write Ed!

Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 8/15/2004
Dear Ed,

I couldn't agree more with you, it is sad indeed to see what "clever" deeds mankind thinks he is achieving !! A very honest and profound write.

warm hugs
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/15/2004
Very nice.
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 8/14/2004
Excellent work, Ed! It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature! She’ll win every time! Take care my friend. Peace thru seeking shelter from the storm!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/14/2004
Tear down Atlantic City Mom!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/14/2004
Great write!

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