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I've learned about the Earth while I've watched it die,
while getting facts and figures as to how and just why.
And never understood why so many have lawns
not noticing the animals and trees are gone.
I'll vote for politicians if there's one I think is new, 
but truthfully I haven't given him a job to do.
And now the food and clothing and a shelter built for two, 
is steak and suits and mansions filled with hummers for a coo.
Our televisions tell us when something has gone wrong, 
and not of people doing things to help to keep us strong.
I'm starting to get greener as my fears are getting worse.
The shame is that my bravery is coming in tears first.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 6:38:00 PM
    Trevor, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/20/2009 11:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week..Very intriguing write...Much to think about here~God Bless, Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 6:38:00 AM
    Lessons learned. congrats Trevor, on "Greener" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 4:20:00 AM
    this is a great piece, and so many times, i have thought the same thing, as i watched a new house getting built on a pristine tract of land, or traced the smoke stack belches with tear filled eyes into the crystal sky

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 5:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 5:21:00 PM
    This is a beautiful and heartfelt piece. Truly deserving of being featured this week. Congratulations! Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 12:58:00 PM
    What a wonderful write you've done here, Trevor!! And never let tears shame you ... they are the gateway to great healing and change and are far braver than false bravado ... smile ... Thanks so much for this one!! and congratulations on your writing being selected to be a feature this week!!