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“In an Ecological Pecking Order,
Man is Insignificant.”
Sir David Attenborough
If all Earth’s Mammals
Including Dogs Cats and Man
Suddenly ceased to exist tomorrow
This would not disrupt Creation’s Plan
The grass would continue to grow
The flowers and fruits would thrive
The forests would continue to reproduce
Sea creatures in the ocean would be alive
If Invertebrates disappeared tomorrow
Including spiders ants and butterflies
Entire Ecosystems on this planet
On both land and sea would collapse
And everything on this planet would die
These scientific facts
Can be a bitter pill to swallow
For our egomaniacal human brains
But if we thoroughly begin to digest them
We will begin to view all life on this planet
On a much much higher plain
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|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|Well it reminds me of our attempts to spray away the ticks because they get bad around our area. You know it was once asked would they mow lawns in Heaven? To which the answer was maybe that would be someone's idea of heaven to have a perfect lawn.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
The pic reminds me sooooo much of my dad--for years, he'd journey on the endless quest for a perfect lawn--finally, after battling the weeds and bugs, he let Chemlawn take over. And you know what? He still had weeds and bugs. :)
I live in an apartment complex; once a month, the management sprays for roaches. I rarely see one, anyway, if I do, I catch it (unless it's a waterbug--THOSE things creep me out) and toss it outside. If it's a waterbug, I gather my nerve, let it crawl into a container (praying all the while it doesn't go up the arm *EWWW GAD GAD GAD*) and toss it and said container out the door LOL. Spiders, nothing kills them 'round these parts LOL They say there are 5,000 species of spiders in the USA, and 4,999 of them live in Texas LOL I BELIEVE IT!!
There will always be bugs. Count on it.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|We are not great custodians, Ed. Great message. Love and peace. Regis|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Ed you are the keeper of the flame. you ignite
our minds to recall what is important on our
planet, and how we should respect it. Great poetry!
|Reviewed by George Jackson
|Very true. Just looking up at the moon, sometimes, makes me feel small. Well done.|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Here today burning of yank flags cos the American Govenment and commerce won't sign up to kyoto, even though, American industry pollutes 2/3 of the world. And all in the name of money. So many can die with big bank accounts as Noahs days return.
I can see the normal caring American wants to help.
But commerce is too greedy.
Nature may sooner the we think, have its day.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|so true, ed; a wise write here! thanks for sharing, and thanks for caring! you are a gem!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
LOL about tinky's comments about the spiders...i feel the same way! LOL
|Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
|Mankind doesn't have now, or ever will have the power to remove insects from this planet. Well unless all the planet is turned into turf, and the lawn guy comes LOL. Great underlying message though.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|So very true Ed...but hey I do have second thoughts about those spider...they are supose to live on another planet...far away from Tinky!!
Love Anyways Tinky
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Yup, guess we're just a mere decoration, the icing on the cake, sent to enjoy what has lovingly been created for us to have use and management of... shame that the heart of man yields to power and control more fully than it does to nurture and respect. Eye-balling write, Ed, and one we would do well to reflect on. As for me, I'm just off to pump myself up with a bit of silicone, trim myself down with a bit of nip-and-tuck; to perk myself up with plenty of caffeine and E-numbers, and to calm meself down with a few barbiturates... ain't it so goooood to be alive!!??? Kosmetic Kate xx|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Mankind with all its failings, is the one God died for.|
|Reviewed by Dave Harm
|We aren't that important for the survival of this planet, so I guess that must mean, we can destroy it anyway we can... Powerful message...|
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|You are wonderful, Ed. No truer words ever spoken...|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I know that many will find that this is a bitter pill to swallow, man not being special enough to be missed, but I have known this for sometime, hence my Nature writes...enjoyed this morning posting...have a good weekend, Ed & Rufuz|