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It's Been Too Long
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It's Been Too Long

Poem By Jeff Taylor

Disasters aplenty, run-rampant today
Why? You may ask with look of dismay

What causes natural disasters you naively inquire
Mother earth fights for herself with water and fire

Defending with great winds and terrible quakes
Polar icecaps melting and pandemic outbreaks

She’s taken mankind’s abuse for hundreds of years
Exploited by amoral and depraved profiteers

She’s had more than enough, her patience grew thin
The wicked against her fight a war they won’t win

“I will burn them, flood them and shake them to bits”
Till the will of mankind bends and submits”

Mother Earth, made perfect by Gods Loving Hands
Created azure skies, blue waters, bountiful lands

Seeding water, land with life great and small
Providing bounteous food for one and for all

Why has mankind taken more than his God-Given share
Despoiled Earth Mother’s water, soil and polluted her air

The answer’s complex, not easy to voice
Only one word comes close, that word is “choice”

Poor choices, judgment in what mankind has done
Defiling their home with cruel aberration

So what must man do to set things right
He must love Mother Earth, stop causing such blight

Banish internal darkness, take in God’s Light
Reclaim his saneness, clear his eyesight

Restore duty-bound stewardship, regain command
Of oceans, skies and all expanses of land

No alternatives exist to these actions, as time has run out
Of this...
Earth Mother is certain with no exception or doubt


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Comments (3)

I really like this Ray, I'm not religious (not saying I never will be, just not right now - who knows!) but choice, interesting point. I wonder though this was kind of inevetable? assuming god made us... intelligent, free of will - surely most learning is trial and error? Trouble is we have learnt the hard way - only get one planet though! Moyax
Ray, Again, well done. Keep it up. I'd love to read more. S
Ray, thank you, thank you, thank you. for highlighting these ills. everything you wrote carries so much truth, the lines link and you carry the flow wonderfully. I'm also a big observer of current global climate and its effects, i posted a piece on this site called 'global warming'. it's so important to spread awareness, it really is suh an important topic to write about. good work my man keep writing Much Respect One Tap