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Tipping Point

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Tipping Point

In the millennium’s first dozen years,
they say we’re headed for a tipping point --
a disastrous sum of many fears
when Nature herself will crash and disjoint.
It’s not the Mayan calendar that’s cause,
nor the Sun’s circumstantial alignment,
but our careless consumption without pause
and our uncontrolled wholesale consignment.
Our survival’s not a dress rehearsal.
We are fast approaching the precipice
where it will be too late for reversal.
Earth’s ecosystem hangs over the abyss.
If you’re reading this and claim you don’t care,
we don't need to wait; we’re already there.

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  1. Date: 6/9/2012 1:17:00 PM

    Sad but true... but nobody can hear this soft message, too many decibels below that of the profiteers... Terry

    Kotsybar Avatar James Ph. Kotsybar Date: 6/10/2012 12:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Terry. "True," is the greatest compliment a poet can receive. (bowing)