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It Makes Perfect Sense...to me
by D L Johnson

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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As long as it makes sense to me, not much else matters...dlj

It Makes Perfect Sense…to me.
Dan Johnson
© June 29, 2010


What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau

We live on false hopes
Plastic buried in landfill
Oil covers the earth

Cash in hand all gone
Debts paid to foreign powers
Theirs now was once ours

Glaciers melting pools
polar bears stranded ice caps
circling abysmal drain.

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/19/2010
Your haiku serve as a reminder of the chaotic state of the planet on the edge of unavoidable changes; thank you, Dan. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/1/2010
Cash in hand all gone
Debts paid to foreign powers
Theirs now was once ours

It was theirs first before we paid for it. They're just getting it back at a discounted rate. Patrick
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/30/2010
I've always thought the Thoreau quote above was extremely prophetic, especially today.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/29/2010
And 2012 is just around the corner, when the earth reaches the end of the 26,000 year cycle. I'd say everything is all up for grabs right about now...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/29/2010
You have hand-picked such poignant details and highlighted them effectively, Dan. Your treatment of this perpetual concern that rumbles round and round in all our minds certainly packs a punch and I love the spareness of wording which makes the ideas and images leap off the page. A whole planet squeezed into a crushed diet coke can... xx
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 6/29/2010
A true picture of gloom. However we do have JESUS. That is more than enough. You did an excellent job with this writing.


GOD BLESS YOU
TONY



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