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Cut the trees 
and cut your veins
for your extinction is entwined

These creatures that have been robbed of home
are on this conscience of mine.
Can my existence
be above their creation,
is extinction my legacy?

Will god forgive my sins?
or am I the parasite from above.
Death and destruction are part of me,
can heaven really want the likes of me?

My number will pillage the earth
and only god can stop me.
But in this testimony
the shadows of past will condemn
and the time draws near,
when I too will become a memory.

This life that shared the will of man
will thank god for my demise
for I will repent, 
though the universe is blind.
 I am insignificant
a temporary molecule in time.

I humbly accept this judgement 
of a higher being, for we cannot trust ourselves.
 My nature is to destroy the things of life,
this is the sum of mankind
for greed is programmed into me.

Will the dodo forgive from above?
was its flesh worth the feast?
Every day the beauty of creation disappears,
will these creatures that are now silent
ever forgive.

Can arrogance belong to the dawn of man?
Does this final supper belong to me?
The earth devoid of life, 
my power is that of progress
and reward is a desert without life, my kingdom.

Can this universe stop the devil in Man?
For I am mankind, heaven is my arrogance
and I am the king of life
Ruler of all this silence 

And now it is too late
for silence has found me.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 5:33:00 PM
    Simply awesome, Steven. Too bad that the believers are far less than the and nature are interwined... only the blind can not see or refuse to see... greed for the superficial things knows no bounds in our world. Excellent!! Annalise

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 3:40:00 PM
    I always enjoy your writes, this one is no exception, thank you for sharing, have a blessed evening Steven, nice to see you writing again, xxx