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going green

GOING GREEN

The colour that evokes so much reverence today 
Is the standard for those whose actions
Out value their words 

To be conscious of the harm of surviving
Is to some an aware and care philosophy
The new black is thus green
A fashionable craze where 
All may not be as it first seems

There is so much one has to do 
It may sometimes appear that it is 
A policy advantageous to only a few 
A right pain for most 
A baton to beat those who do not yet conform
A way to meddle in man’s right to use
Earth’s resources as he pleases

Organic is best they trumpet quite loudly
Yet the building blocks of this claim 
Are on occasion easily slain
Only thing it is sure of doing 
Is sending your money down the drain

Being ecologically conscience is 
Maybe just a con the middling classes blindly envelop
Them who supposedly keep this world upright
And who think they must lead the fight 
To prevent man’s earthly scar inducing blight 

Not everyone wishes to live clean
Consumption to them will 
Always be king
Irrespective of the effects on the 
Planets too sensitive skin 

The universally accepted damage to 
Our earthly continuity is not enough 
For us to change 
At a time when profits from all of Gaia’s resources is king 

An expensive hobby is this earth hugging fantasy
To care is to spend wildly
And to think up no street cred policy
That is loudly praised
By the prohibition society

Isn’t doing as you please
Part of our innate liberty?

Is economic gain the only aim of those who 
Sell us a wish for earthly longevity?

Must advisors cost so much
And harass us so incessantly?

Policies abound that do mean well
Aims are lofty yet have little inbuilt longevity
The man who uses too much is now the modern leper 
A demon created by activist who 
Are often immune to the effects 
Of their own need to live
Their zealous witch hunts 
A right sin 

Air miles do tell a long story
The disadvantages most often quoted 
With no space for the economic and social advantages
That trade does bring
Selfishness is ecology’s new skin

Co2 emissions and greenhouse gasses 
Do heat up the debate 
Mangled by special interest 
And lobbyists’ obsession for contortuous spin 
Should we always have to appear to care 
About our future when now is best 
And tomorrow may never get the chance 
To lighten our despair? 

No one man
Nor an individual policy 
Can save a planet almost on its knees 
Be conscious of your actions and its varied effects
Do live and be as good or green as you see best 



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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 4:33:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing your writing with us Evrod. I enjoyed reading it this morning. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

    samuel Avatar evrod samuel Date: 9/21/2012 4:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks much carol, hope u have a great day
  1. Date: 9/20/2012 1:18:00 PM

    Well said. It is quite tragic. The problem--too many humans! Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed your thoughts! :) Tanya

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 1:08:00 PM

    well written, and i feel the same way about alot of things you listed. great read.