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by Mr. Ed
Saturday, February 12, 2005
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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) 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005

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 2/12/2005
We are not great custodians, Ed. Great message. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/12/2005
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!
Thank you!;-)

Reviewed by George Jackson 2/12/2005
Very true. Just looking up at the moon, sometimes, makes me feel small. Well done.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005
Mankind with all its failings, is the one God died for.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/12/2005
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 2/12/2005
You are wonderful, Ed. No truer words ever spoken...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/12/2005
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

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Where The Redwing Sings

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  9. A Walk With Dogs
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