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bon apetit

A prophet
of doom
I'm not

but living 
on a front line
of climate change
I'm caught

fighting a battle
of survival
with problems
fraught 

were the golden wheats fields
dancing in gentle waves
to a soft breeze
just a transient dream
of Gaia's benevolence?

or are the burning deserts
of a broken world's harshness
just a dark nightmare
of failed prophets
malevolence?

but soft rains
no longer caress
wanton fields
 
replaced by a dark circus
of alternating floods and droughts
a madness without yield

a whole global civilization (or sorts)
brought to it's knees
by six inches
of once rich
living top soil

And our lives
in every way
depend on a balance
of perfect moisture
for too dry or too wet
does existence foil

but aside from gaia's aching beauty
why should you care or feel a duty
to preserve her majesty?
If you like to eat you should care!
It's self interest! Be Aware!


bon apetit!

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  1. Date: 1/10/2011 4:59:00 PM
    VERY powerful write, my friend. GOOD ONE!

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 4:13:00 PM
    Excellent write Stephen.. thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and I would categorize it as Free Verse.. though the rhyme is super good luv.. a broad aspect to look beyond what we see and could see.. thankxx for enjoying my little Senryu today luv..

  1. Date: 1/10/2011 12:56:00 PM
    How true that our existence is dependent on that perfect balance of sun and rain. It seems in modern times that man has wrought havoc with Mother Nature's rain forests, polluted air and contaminated water. Perhaps we are reaping some sort of payback with the droughts, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, Stephen. We should heed your advice in this poem and take better care of our natural resources. Our survival depends on it. Well said, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 6:55:00 AM
    may nature be blessed with such beaity like this impeccable piece, stephe.. i like gaea; nice metaphor on thia on.. wow! :) nette

  1. Date: 1/9/2011 3:31:00 AM
    Topical poem, interesting.