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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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-On The Extremely Sad 40th Anniversary of Earth Day-

 

 

“Until we stop killing

Other living creatures,

We will always be savages.”

 

Thomas Jefferson,

Two Hundred Years Ago

 

What an abysmal species we are

Killing, is still all we humans know

We don’t even search for alternatives

We’re now escalating this horror show

 

In our increasing penchant, to kill off other species

We have already abandoned ‘Protection Legislation’

We now ignore, The Marine Mammal Protection Act

And Endangered Species Act, with mis-guided elation

 

Wolves, once protected, are all now being gunned down

Since they eat elk we want to display on our trophy walls

All of the wild horses are being rounded up and slaughtered

For the remaining grass - cattle and sheep ranchers want it all

 

Sea lions are now being trapped, and killed

For daring to eat ‘our’ ever dwindling salmon

In case you have not followed the news lately

Elimination of non-human neighbors is our plan

 

Exterminators are now being hired, by our cities

To destroy waterfowl eggs, laid at our many ponds

Coyotes and bears, are being shot down, as ‘nuisances’

As Stewards of this Earth, we have abandoned the bond

 

And unbelievably, many now want the Whaling Ban lifted

Since whales also eat the oceans’ now rapidly vanishing fish

As our own species now skyrockets, to ever increasing numbers

We human beings will escalate our non-human species Death Wish

 

Worst of all, most of us don’t even care, about any of this abysmal slaughter

Most of us simply ignore our increasing penchant, to eliminate other life forms

What a horrendous, life-less, world, we will be leaving to our future generations

A world we are rapidly decimating, since Killing, is now accepted as ‘The Norm’

 

And the saddest part of all this increasing slaughter

Is that it will all too very soon prove to be, for naught

Earth’s resources will not sustain our increasing numbers

One day, killing other humans for their food, will be taught

 

Back in the year 1950, only about 2.5 billion humans lived on Earth;

In 2050, with 10 billion living humans, what will human life be worth?

 

What an abysmal species we are,

Killing, is still all we humans know;

We don’t even search for alternatives,

We’re now escalating this horror show.

 

And we have sadly learned nothing at all,

Since that First Earth Day,

Forty Years Ago.

 

©Earth Day 2010, Mr. Ed

 

 

   

 
Many Today Laugh at Earth Day, and Call It 'Garbage'


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/28/2010
Hemlock for sale..only 50 cents
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/24/2010
PEEWEE - SUPERB WRITE! THANK YOU!

APOCALYPSE NOW ... but, not to Worry ...

it'll all be resolded with ... SOYLENT GREEN !!! TK.
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/22/2010
You have said it all, and said it well.

Cheers and peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/22/2010
These words are the saddest: What an abysmal species we are


Killing, is still all we humans know


We don’t even search for alternatives,
the most intelligent, supposedly, but we cannot think to do anything but kill-this is powerful!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/22/2010
VERY NICE POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/22/2010
Man should write his final bestseller, "How to create Armageddon"

Georg

Reviewed by Lew Duffey 4/21/2010
It is sad. And we have nobody to blame but ourselves.
God Bless,
Lew
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/21/2010
An 'abysmal species' ...indeed we are, Ed, and rightly Nature will have the last laugh...our cruelty will see the end of us and not before time.

John
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/21/2010
I hate the thought of this Ed, Don't anyone have feelings. I hope your words open a few eyes.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 4/21/2010
Terrible doesn't even begin to describe it...
AM
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/21/2010
... speechless... your words are sobering as they point up the poignancy of how things were only 60 years' ago... all this seems to have taken place over the space of one generation: ours. Complacency is our shame. Devastation our legacy. yeuch. xxx
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/21/2010
I hang my head in shame..it is disgustingly SAD beyond words!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/21/2010
The title says it all! Heartbreaking to read!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/21/2010
It may take a world cataclysmic event before man realizes what he has done to Natures Earth...and I must admit that even an event with worldwide proportions may not sway man from his killing ways...Ed
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/21/2010
I believe killing comes from hate, not just need, and you got it right in future times senses will have been dulled enough to cross over to cannebalism, for the stomach almost always rules before the soul. It will come too late though, for by that time we'll have cruelly decimated all our companion species on this planet. The fisheries minister and her cruel policies on seals, is a most kindly little grandmotherly woman, it makes me wonder, and gives me chills.
As you said too few care, I know You do and I and some of our friends, but far too few to make a difference.
Bless you for trying! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/21/2010
"Killing is all we know" This title says it all. the fact that we are killing each other indicates that we have killed most of other species. Great poem, brother Ed
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/21/2010
Those that forget history are condemned to repeat it - so sad, Ed. Truth and heartbreak in these lines, very well penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 4/21/2010
Prophetic truth so well written! We are so egocentric and greedy in regard to future generations! Thanks for sharing your heart in this piece.
Dayvid
Reviewed by Richard Arrington 4/21/2010
I agree, my friend.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/21/2010
My heart weeps at the truths you display here, Ed. And the most horrible thing of all is that we have learned NOTHING! What horrible creatures humans are!!! Although most of the time it seems like a battle we just can't win, there are those of us who continue to try and make things right or better....I will not give up hope!

Anna
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