WEEP, OH EARTH!

Weep, oh, Earth!

Thy lot’s been drawn 

to incubate 

mankind's birth dawn. 

And weep ere more

‘tis told that he 

shall propagate 

to conquer thee!

His arrogance 

will take your breath 

Oh, pray for aide 

that stays your death!

Water and air

and all the land 

Weep now in dread

of mankind’s hand!

© by B Gayle Dailey  06-03-2003

I hear that to find pristine, wild land, we must now go to western Canada. So much of our own is under millions of pounds of concrete and steel or is unusable because we have poisoned it. Now they say the oceans have been disastrously overfished and heavily polluted. Mountains are leveled for the coal or ore inside them, spilling the dross into the valleys, clogging streams and destroying habitat of wild things. There are those who rejoice each time a gigantic new machine chews it’s way through the breast of Mother Earth and tames some new area, as if wilderness is an enemy. There are many who do not rejoice, and we weep with Her. But now, NOW, we must use the gifts we have at hand to counter the evils being done to our home. We-US, the people of the Earth must awaken from our sleep and shout on the street corners… my message, “We are in a war for our planet!”

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Comment by Barbara G Dailey on March 7, 2018 at 10:19

Learning my way around on the site, did not see it appear immediately, so did it all over again. I've not learned to remove or edit posts yet either. Apologies!

Comment by rose on March 7, 2018 at 9:34

not sure why we have 2 copies of this on the blogs...

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