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Message in a Bottle

Poison pulsed through
the veins of the earth.
Pumped by the Homo sapien sapiens.
A wretched species charmed
by the pleasures of evil.
With a gluttonous hunger for destruction.

In the human`s prime.
War was a natural tune 
to be danced to.
The omnipresent disco blast of a bomb.
A rhythm of hate.

Seas rose, devouring those below level.
Forests vanished leaving the world breathless.
Oceans turned into graveyards. 
The mass murderer called Oil spill. 
Beautiful rhino and elephant insecure
on an earth they called home too.  
Pursued for their precious ivory.

Africa lost her Big 5
India her tiger
China her panda.
To entertain a fickle kind- man.


I was human too.

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 11:59:00 AM
    Excellent poem! It is very sad what we are doing to our environment - the wanton slaughter of animals on land and sea to satisfy the gluttony of man! This is an excellent "theme poem" for the World Wide Fund for Nature whose stated mission is to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment. I like the connotation of the title and the scenario surrounding it. Mankind seems to be on a path towards his own destruction. Can it be reversed? That is the question! Congratulations on your poem!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:30:00 AM
    It is good to see poets with a social conscience.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/4/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If you have a chance read my poem Bengal, I think you might appreciate it. Thanks for your visit earlier.
  1. Date: 12/25/2012 6:01:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry and thanks for stopping by. Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.