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  The Modern Curse
by MaryAngela Nangini
Saturday, August 25, 2001


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-environmental issues, pollutants


The Modern Curse

The chickory has sprouted blue cornflower
The grass has long soft flaxen heads
I could spray the tall dried weeds
In different colours I plan
Or drip them into liquid plastic
To keep their burgandy coat
But then ..the ozone layer is harmed
And the results are non-biodegradable

The priceless treasures in the fields
Next to the business complex grow wild
Under the noisy Pearson Airport
And hovering-towering above me
A tree
...is talking loud and clear
Babbling about something
I can't quite hear

So...I stand in front of it
And like Michelangelo to his Marble Moses
I demand "Speak"
Growing dark to black
Against the setting sky
blues and greys
pinks and reds
streaking into the clouds
What is your message
Naked branches -one broken
Partially clad in green -and mottled
Where are the other leaves
I hadn't seen
Summer has come
But too much of it is dead
Are you the lesson
On productivity -the fig tree
Old age and diminished capacity
Or do you speak
Of the warning signs
How industry plays havoc with its seeping sewage
Causing toxic damage to your once copious oak tree!

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Reviewed by victor uwakwe 10/28/2010
This is a question all futuristic governments must answer.'How do we balance economic prosperity and environmental degradation?'This is a good poem.
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