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Mother Earth

Mother Earth

An ancient, elegant – once jolly – old Lady,
deserving of so, very much more then
the rape and pillage, the destruction and pollution,
the chemical alterations – poisons,
the theft of, the abuse of
all her innocent, naked, natural beauty.
This old Lady, who has been – who will again –
as self-destructive as any of her daughters –
of man kind – and without the help of man kind’s
selfish, inconsiderate, thoughtless greed.

Will She, ?, will we ?, survive the turbulent throes
of an uncertain, an unpredictable, veiled future -
even if we ( as capable human inhabitants ),
even if she ( the energy, mother of us all ), -
are able ?, to curb our insatiable appetites,
are able ?, to thwart what may be inevitable - 
change and a world, -  her life time of changes.

Is her ?, is our ?, relationship to this universe
a foretold tale of unavoidable doom.
Is our evolution ?, life ?, destiny ?, our development ?,
upon the breasts of Mother Earth,
to come to an end in a daze, a haze of gloom ?,
as we all ( Mother Earth, Life, human kind )
are destined to become ( once again ) cosmic dust
blowing in the winds of memories hoard, of time –
passing into - becoming spirituality adrift on cosmic winds 
– ghostly souls, spirits  - once again sailing, searching, 
seeking solidity, - once again - of visible form
to walk upon the surface of a much better plane,
better then what has become of what we are now !

Next time around, will thoughtfulness ?, be the tought ! 
It has been thought of more that opened the door, 
that – if we do not, soon change - will be closed –
Forevermore !

B. J. “A” 2
May 23rd 2008

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:33:00 AM

    Even being a very spiritual person, this poem hit me hard...well done....Donna

    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield Date: 3/16/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Good morning Donna : Thank you again Donna, for you welcomed comment “ ...well done.... ” and I am truly sorry that the history of Mother Earth and that of man kind upon her “ this poem hit me hard ” effected you so. I am glad though, that you stated “ being a very spiritual person, ” for I am sure that if you said – a very ( organized ) religious person – then your response would have been very different and that would have opened up a can of worms . You have a great weekend !!! Bill . ( B. J. “A” 2 )