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The Green Man did it.



She was our jewel,
floating in space.
In perfect balance,
4 billion years of grace.

With all of her seasons,
firmly in place.
She changed with perfection,
she changed with pace.

Her primordial seas,
gave new life,
to microbes and bacteria,
took edge off strife.

Of all the inhabitants,
that lived on her skin.
Insects reigned foremost,
on the plant life within.

Next came the fishes,
and animals of the sea.
The source of all life,
later to be.

Of all the animals,
gracing the land.
Only we were rational,
in command.

All these kingdoms,
were ours for taking.
And take we did.
We took without thinking.

We squandered what was given,
called it progress, called it living.
Our numbers grew without check.
Our needs grew without giving.

A parasite on our planet,
we took and took and took.
Until our Earth could take no more,
and left us on the hook.

Like a fish on a line,
abruptly pulled to air,
food and water no longer safe,
we cannot breathe the air.

First, the food ran out,
and the water became foul,
diseases ran through us,
anarchy raised its howl.

Holed up in our tunnels,
without a drop to drink.
Our hopes of staying alive
slowly begun to sink.

But the tipping point fury,
outran our failure to act.
Until the last one standing,
still thought by react.

Copyright 2010 Ronald W. Hull

6/5/10

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Reviewed by The Poetess
Sometimes the truth is grim, but it can only improve after we face it....as in my poem, "Still Alive" and this one of our sacred Earth's plight.
Reviewed by Michael Guy
Seems to be running along those lines as of now. We haven't changed much of anything, only argued about it. And what a great talent you have for saying it in clean, simple metered verse. I wish the young people would get a hold of your verses big time. What a message you'd send that is so easy to comprehend...Gonna set one of yours to song someday, when things get rolling. It would be easy...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Stark, prophetic, and very real to me; this reminds me of what a friend sent me yesterday, Ron:

The question:
How does life deal with a part of itself that fails to discover, or subsequently loses, its sense of purpose?

The answer:
It finds some way to remove it from the equation.

The example:
Behold the dinosaurs and the duckbilled platypus.

The conclusion:
Earthians beware: your days, as a species and as individuals, are severely numbered.

Reviewed by Jon Willey
sad, grace provided us with everything -- we have indeed just abut squandered it all -- foolish mankind -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
This is human progress from day one in a nutshell! Well penned, my friend.

Anna
Reviewed by Paul Judges
I really like this one, Ronald
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
We took the lever to move the world to a place we don't want to be. Patrick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Up to the minute and as close to the point as possible...e
Reviewed by TONY NERONE
Right on, Ronald. Extremely well written and to the point.


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY

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