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  Watching Life Withering Away
by Mr. Ed
Monday, July 20, 2009
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ďItís worse than the Bubonic Plague for plants.Ē


Meg McGrath,

Professor of Plant Pathology,

Cornell University



It has been a summer of horror

All across Earthís natural world

Even in my very own backyard

I now watch new horrors unfurl


First, our pollinating honeybees began dying

Then frogs, butterflies, bumblebees, and bats

The crickets arenít singing, the fireflies are few

And less birds are migrating, no doubt about that


Now, we have these reports of deep sea squid

Beaching themselves, along west coast shorelines

Our oceans are warming, and they canít find food

Their needed source of fish is now, in rapid decline


And now, a Tomato Blight arrived early this spring

And rapidly spread its deadly spores through the air

It has caused once vibrant plants, to shrivel up and die

I sadly found it on numerous tomato plants, everywhere


Just last summer, I had a bumper crop of tomatoes

This summer, all of my tomato plants began withering

They say itís a very destructive and infectious disease

And I shudder to think what horrors next year will bring


All one has to do is look about our natural world, today

To know itís in trouble, yet so many still say nature is fine

As I gaze about on my travels, and even in my own backyard

I canít understand how so many human beings, are still so blind



©The Sad Summer of 2009, Mr. Ed






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Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight
I dont understand how they are so blind either. I can clearly see everything and even share it with all whom I know. This type of stuff has to be looked at seriously. It the planet Earth that sustains all life and with its health and its creatures health declining it just makes it less able to sustain life. That life includes humans.
AM
Reviewed by Goddess Love (Reader)
We've become a disheartening lot.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
good one Ed, most humans care nothing for the environment, to them animals are for eating, riding and entertainment, cheers
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
... I've been reading up this week on the Gaia Theory: that Earth is one holistic organism that is, left to her own devices, self-regulating (rather than a bunch of co-dependent organisms). We focus on the Rain Forests (and rightly so), but what about the "forests" of algae, plankton and weeds under the oceans that are AS important, if not more so, than the trees we can see? Their ability to "suck the CO2 down" is being radically challenged by the unilateral warming of the waters... Some believe it is already too late for Mother Earth to be able to correct herself, even if Man was to immediately change his ways. But don't get me started... We'll have time to lament at our leisure, I fear. But repentence on its own is not enough... might be a good start, though... Now I've lost me bounce.... :(( xx
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
You tell us things we don't want to hear but need to know Ed.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Aw crap tomatoes?? I know much of the planet's misery has human roots. But plant blights are not necessarily human caused. True, many plant hybrids are disease prone, others are stronger. Most of our plant food grown for milleniums is the result of genetic engineering done the old fashion way. Each had its failures and successes. Patrick
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED -

AS LONG AS THE 'IDIOT' PUBLIC CONTINUES TO RE-ELECT 'IDIOT' LEADERS - NOTHING WILL IMPROVE!

IN EVERY FORTHCOMING ELECTION, THE ONLY HOPE WE HAVE IS - TO GET RID OF THE TWO-PARTY ESTABLISHMENT, AND VOTE EN MASSE FOR EITHER GREEN PARTY OR INDEPENDENT PARTY CANDIDATES!

DEMOCRATS AN REPUBLICANS ARE NO DIFFERENT - LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE EXTREMISTS ARE NO DIFFERENT - ALL HAVE BEEN 'WORSHIPPING THE GOLDEN CALF' OF CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 50 YEARS NOW -

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ! TOM.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
Human beings don't do that do they, aliens maybe, that type that don't belong on this planet,how else could it be, it just don't make sense, 1984, has happened Orson told the truth, the problem is they look like us, or a deliberate genetic mutation. A little bird with a deformed leg is laying in a basket near me, it won't leave me, it cradles in my hand, comes toward me limping, when I let it exersice, looking for protection, it is totally unatural, the poor creature now rests near me, because it put up a huge fuss when I bed it down in the garage, now it sleeps like a baby near me. What are we doing to this world, poison everything for comfort, ours, kill all that around us, spray everything that they eat, it's sick, real humans don't do that, ....... I have to stop, Ed, keep at it as you do please, Bless You! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
So sad that so many are walking around blind. Love Holly
Reviewed by JMS Bell
WHAT IS EVEN MORE PROFOUND AND EVEN SADDER...IT'S NOT JUST 'PLANT' LIFE. THIS IS A VERY GOOD WRITE THAT PROVOKES ONE TO THINK ABOUT THE DECAYING STATE OF LIFE ON EARTH... OVERALL. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Felix Perry
It is definately scary that things in nature are changing so radically and that we as a race are responsible.

fee
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Blind is their natural state.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo

Unfortunately more are still blind than not and that is going to be a very disheartening legacy...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Ed,

And the horrors continue - what mankind has undone - time to pay the fiddler, I guess - well said.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
i am having more trouble with potaoes-so far,my tomatoes are good--thanks for the awareness--there are too many of us just plowing through life with no thought to any damage left behind
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Yes you are so right all the time. Our Mother Earth is screaming, why do we not hear her? Will it be too late? I ask myself this all the time. Such a wasteful world, only when it is too late will people reach out for help.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Ed, in a quite night, if you let your ears to hear really good...you can hear the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse riding, and they aren't doing it just for fun!

Georg

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
So sad; what in the hell are we DOING?? God help us!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <

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