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All That Ever Was

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All That Ever Was

silken threads bind
the tree of life, 
skeins of hope
tying all 
deep into the soul
of the earth

the dirt trembles and shakes
big minds wander
the lost halls of learning
they go where others
dare not tread,
risking all
with each step

tremendous machines
chew through the skin
of the planet
ripping and shredding
the life out of Gaia,
she is dying
a day at a time

Great leaders in denial
lead their people
towards a precipice,
all the time
their eyes are closed
hoping like fools
their delusions
aren't their downfall  

like lemmings
a blinded society
are blinkered,
the mountains
begin to tumble
as the rivers
ease their flow

the grass browns
as the days burn hot
killing the elderly 
sickening the child,
the air burns throats
and lungs
as industry
churns out poison 

waters run with blood
buildings fall 
into the chasm
all the while the answer
lies within 

a seed of hope
is carried in the atoms 
that hold us all together,
wind the silken thread
around this pearl
saving all that ever was

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