by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
Sunday, March 01, 2009
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Though there used to be many billions of different species of animals and plants on earth, most of them have
been lost to extinction and we are now down to about 40 million species, while more are going extinct with each
passing day. Humans are the one single species to blame for the wreckage being made out of our planet. And, though there is much loud complaining, we hear about no real efforts to fix the mess we are making. One viable solution does suggest itself: one hundred years of zero-birth for humans. That should solve the problem ...
by Ted L Glines
Such problems we are fearing by the score,
environmental woes are everywhere
and every day is bringing one more scare,
the ice is melting from our polar shore,
and toxic waste is piling up galore,
while man has no intention to repair,
using up our planet without care,
as Mother Earth is raped just like a whore.
Some forty million species on the earth
and one of them is making all the mess
while all the rest are dying every day,
it does not help for humans to confess,
confessing without fixing has no worth,
we play this game but we refuse to pay.
Our research does not fix the ills we spawn,
we write our tombstone - necronomicon;
one hundred years of zero human birth
should halt the problems we all make on earth,
the planet will recover once we're gone.
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|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|bravo, ted! i have long held the view that population control
is the only viable solution for what ails dear Mother Earth;
100 years of zero human birth is a tall, but crucial, solution.
|Reviewed by Jerry Engler
|Well done, Ted, and as you say, we are biodegradable. I write frequently that our dominion infers the responsibility and privilege of stewardship upon us, but we seldom choose to follow that. To talk about it is beating the air with a futile tongue when dollars get in the way...Jerry|
|Reviewed by Jean Pike
|I can't add to what the others have said. Excellent poem.|
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|So true... I'm afraid greed overrules common sense.|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|It could happen too. Reminds me a bit of that old movie called "Solient Green." Well penned. J'nia|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|well expressed concern--we need to do better-need to wake up|
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|Great poem my dear. Problem is we didn't know what we were causing until it was too late. It's much worse than most people know. "They" think it best to protect us from the fact that we're living Revelations. We can't undo what's been done. That's the sad truth. The world is becoming uninhabitable. Where are we to go?|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Wouldn't it be great to be the first of a NEW generation on this earth long after this reign of man has faded into the past...e|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Ted, Your poem is so deeply touching my inner core. I cry for mother earth and see all of this destruction. It hurts my spirit to know that humankind is so irresponsible and non caring. I do what I can, locally, and personally, but I am afraid there is some truth to what William says in his comment, eventually we will become extinct like the dinosaurs. Sad truths, my friend...
Peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Excellent write Ted
You writing is so true
But fact of the matter is
That Men are not going to fix anything
The Earth will take care of itself
It has being doing so for Millions of years
every time there is a volcano eruption,
a herricane, tsunami, an earth quake, Typhoon, ect, ect, ect,
the world is rejuvenating itself, getting rid of all pesty
creatures that are causing the damage, Nature shakes us off
Like a wet dog shakes water of its back
We will come to past just like the dinosaurs.
Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great write with a great message; we should do all we can to save our planet!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
LOVE this song!!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|I love this song, Ted; and this write. Leaves me wondering, though ... we had all this time to do something for the planet, but ignored it: all of a sudden, why is it so important? I fear it's too late. I pray not, but fear it is ... well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It is sad when looked at that from this angle. Yet I still tend to hold out hope that where we have started the outcry future generations will continue to fight for this planet.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Perhaps we are but the last of the generations before the crazy ones rend this planet barren for a thousand years or so, then the metamorphosed and grotesque survivors offspring from fauna and flora will present themselves to any intergalactic visitor as a weird world where intelligence is unknown.