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  A Sad Ode To Spring
by Mr. Ed
Friday, March 20, 2009
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“Hold fast to dreams,

For if our dreams die;

Life is a broken wing bird,

That very sadly, cannot fly.”

 

Langston Hughes

 

 

Music: Nature’s Lament

 

I am usually quite joyous

On this first day of Spring

But I just read a new report

And sadness to me, it brings

 

The 2009 U.S. State of the Birds Report

Chronicles the woeful decline of our birds

Caused by our garbage and energy production

Urban sprawl and climate change, in our world

 

This first-of-its kind, scientific, government report

Chronicles a four-decade decline, in their populations

Our feathered friends have now decreased by 40 percent

And many are in peril of extinction, which robs my elation

 

More than half of prairie bird populations are in trouble

Two thirds of shore bird species, are in a rapid decline

Bird populations in the Arctic, are now suffering terribly

And even in my beloved American forests, birds are not fine

 

Unbelievably, the many wondrous bird species of Hawaii

Are in the greatest danger of soon, vanishing from our sight

We all have to become very conscious, of our human activities

Follow the link below, learn, and watch the video on this website

 

I am usually quite joyous,

On this first day of Spring;

But I just read a new report,

And sadness to me, it brings.

 

I also just posted a new article,

It’s now National Wildlife Week;

We must teach kids to revere nature,

If it's a better world for them, we seek.

 

 

Hold fast to dreams,

For if all of our dreams die;

Life will be a broken winged bird,

That very sadly, will never fly again.

 

 

©First Day of Spring 2009, Mr. Ed

 

 

 

 
        
The 2009 State Of The Birds Report


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Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 3/27/2009
I to love the first day of spring but knowing the news of the birds is quite sad. I love bird watching and spring and summer is the time i get to do it. Great write.
AM
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 3/24/2009
It is sad news. Writing and bringing awareness to the problem might help some , but I think somehow more needs to be done....M
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 3/22/2009
So sad, Ed, but thank God for people like you who teach and inform.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 3/22/2009
Bird with Broken wings are not a good sign, and I too lament the passing of sensibility that has brought us to this place we now endure...
Passionate write as always dear Friend, your Forte with the creatures of the earth never ceases to amaze and inspire.
Kind regards
Ch'erie...who has missed reading you too!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/21/2009
A sad lament Ed, but there is hope with advocates like you giving us heads up, and videos to watch and learn what to do. Thank you bro, and God bless you and I pray the birds will regain their status. I love my bird migration video,and the thought of losing any of them gives me the chills.

Love,
tiger lily
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/21/2009

Sad state of affairs indeed Ed!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/21/2009
Holding fast, dear Ed. and thanks for alerting us of this danger of extinction of certain bird species. Those who protect environment are protected by God. Those who destroy it shall face the warth of God.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/21/2009
Heartbreaking news Ed...

Carole~
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 3/21/2009
Ed - someday this world will be overpopulated with fat and ignorant folks. Hopefully after our lifetime.
Love,
Becca~
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/21/2009
very sad-and more than missing their song-we are upsetting so much of the balance of the universe by loosing these beautiful friends
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 3/20/2009
And to think sir...to awaken one day without their song...sad indeed.

Allen
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/20/2009
Ed, just such a sad fact. I am an avid bird watcher, I live in an area rich in many different species of birds. I sure hope they all return to my state.
You always have such positive energy, I know by this poem you are really worried about our feathered friends. Awareness is what you do for all of us....
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/20/2009
Old mom Nature will one day pay us all back for raping her earth...ed
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/20/2009
We must teach our kids to revere nature.
It's our only link to our soul.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/20/2009
Heartbreaking!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/20/2009
Truly heartbreaking!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/20/2009
Sad state of affairs indeed and doesn't look like things will be improving in the near future.

fee
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/20/2009
ED - WELL SAID - THANK YOU!

"BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER"

EPITAPH FOR CONGRESS = CROOKS R US!

TK
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 3/20/2009
And another sad note is this: Young people who spend all their time in the virtual world of online computer games, blogs, and forums, cannot come to revere nature, for nature does not exist in cyber space; a sterile place where life only virtually exists.

Very sad poem, Ed, but very well written.

Ted
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/20/2009
Ed,

This one is sad ... again, mankind the ruin of God's creations. But don't despair, a happy little mockingbird greeted the first day of Spring (and my morning) with song, leaping with the joy of just being alive. Uploading a video of it, will link on my poem, Morning Song. Well penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/20/2009
There was not longer ago that the Bald Eagle were but nearly extinct. It is when some particular birds or fish or mammal is trued that "they" will do something.
Wild salmon is almost extinct by overfishing and by escapees from fish farms up to their eyeballs with antibiotics.
The chemicals pouring in the North-seas are affecting the fish that the seas-parrot (lundefugl) that were in the hundred of thousands until they started to die in horrible numbers and eggs were with a shell so fragile that it was impossible to rug them without crushing them.
We have cursed nature with our indifference, nature will us paid for it.

Georg

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/20/2009
We will have no more joy, we will no more live, when all the birds and flowers have gone, and all the bees and ladybugs, and we are the supposed to be the brightes species, at this point I would say, We are not made in the image of God, but in the image of the devil, if we destroy all of his creation! Very sad indeed. very.
Blessings my friend!!! Jasmin Horst

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