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Eaten By The Earth

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Eaten By The Earth

I tried to eat the world
But it caused me stomach pains
The bones of the lost are all that remains
It was flavored with deceit
With a coating of honey
The rotisserie went round and round
It was powered by money

I drank from the rivers
As they began to flood
Fish no longer lived there
The waters had turned to blood

The grain from the fields
Had long ago blown away
The once fertile soil 
has turned to clay

Fruit from the trees
Lay rotting on the ground
Fists on my chest 
I began to pound

We once had a garden
A paradise on earth
With our greed we destroyed it
We didn't understand it's worth

So I take another bite
Trying to get my share
Empty promises
With no nourishment there

The world bites back
Earthquakes our demise
Hurricanes and fires 
The ocean waters rise

Just like the dinosaurs
We'll be extinct at last
Sooner than later
We will be part of the past

My Friend Robert Neufeld made a comment "Eat the world" 
I liked it and asked if I could use it, this is the result.


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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 12:12:00 PM
    I agree my friend with you. I think in the same way that we will be part of the past for our own actions like dinosaurs. You have brought a bright view of the Future. Excellently done. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Loved this one , very creative!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/9/2013 7:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Arthur
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 8:23:00 AM
    The world goes round, the world goes round...humanity, by choice, can turn the tides or flood the earth. I love what you did here.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/9/2013 7:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:28:00 PM
    Marvelous imagination and dis poem wud do wonders for anyone who is ecologist n environmentalist dat im trying to b. Kudos poet! Dont ignore readin mine too even if it mayn't b as gud as yors.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/8/2013 7:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for visiting, I will check out your poems.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 12:21:00 PM
    :( We are not good stewards of the earth He gave us, Richard, and we will suffer the consequences....Enlightening write...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/7/2013 2:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, imagine what our world will look like in another 100 years.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work..Sad that we are destroying our earth little by little..Works like this one bring awareness..Thanks for the uplifting comment about my work in Deb's contest..Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My pleasure Sara
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:47:00 AM
    Excellent Richard ! How naïve we are to abuse our planet, and yes the consequences are already manifesting themselves in a rapid way. How sad our God must be with our inherent greed xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim