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We Move So Fast

WE move so fast  don't we                                                                                                       
We human beings on the face of the earth                                                                           
Poisoning  as we go
The water we drink and the air we breath
Wildlife and nature be damned we want what we want
And the next of God's great creatures to bite the the dust 
Is going to be the African elephant
As they are killed and butchered by terrorists for ivory
Ivory that will finance the madness of war
It is a dirty business cutting faces off elephants to dig for ivory
It is a dirty business when  the baby elephants are shot or left to starve to death
Kind of like  kids in America being shot as they go to and from school                                                              
And as sure as the sun rises and sets we better wake up America 
The future dose not belong to us unless we care about such things
As clean water and fresh air
God's creatures and the children of the world               
If we don't care about the poor and the rich
The weak and the strong                                                                                                             
We shouldn't call ourselves Americans                                                                                     
And we shouldn't call ourselves God's children ether
If we continue to care only for our party, clan or family 
The worm will turn till and the ugliness  will be us
It's much wiser to play nice in God's garden
And at least try to take care of things while we are here

Copyright © Michael Ainsley | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 3/10/2016 10:17:00 AM

    Thanks for the awesome read and message... Miss seeing you around here. LINDA
  1. Date: 7/7/2015 1:25:00 PM

    So true, one must follow the 10 rules. Michael, this is a wonderful write. Enjoyed dropping by to read. Love SKAT
  1. Date: 12/24/2014 12:18:00 PM

    well, it's another year later and I am still waiting. Came here to tell you Merry Xmas, you were and are one of my fave poets!!
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 7:07:00 PM

    hey where are you??? I'm waiting for a poem, and happy new year, btw!!
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 11:50:00 PM

    Michael, I think most poets fall in the category of the caring. We are sensitive and aware of feelings, beauty, creativity and so much more. If we all do what we can we can save these beautiful animals. They don't do well in Zoos. I loved the awareness your poem sheds on this heart breaking plight. Thank you.
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 3:04:00 PM

    Poetry at it's best when it is for more than to entertain. You have cut to the quick with this fine piece. You might appreciate my Bengal poem.
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 2:55:00 PM

    - Just have to say !!!!! - One of my most beautiful comment Michael !!! - Thank you my friend !!!! // oxox - Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:31:00 PM

    - Greetings to you from Norway: Wish you and everyone you love a enjoyable Christmas, Michael. - I hope the year 2014 will be a lovely and peaceful year. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 6:39:00 PM

    Yes nationalism & religion the 2 biggest war mongers [sigh] Happy Holidays Light & Love
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Fantastic! A message that needs to be told and understood. You are very deep. I remember as a child my mother always told me to "play nicely" and that is true for adults too.
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 8:43:00 PM

    Excellent write micheal....real consciousness in this poem. Deep truth. Real talk. Thanks for awareness & reality check...always need to read whats really going on thankyou big hugz cherie:)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 12:12:00 PM

    A very strong write Michael, one that rings true and magnifies your compassionate heart, we should be protecting both our children and God's near extinct creatures thank you for sharing this, we are one family, and we should start acting as one, xxx
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 8:23:00 AM

    - I am so agree with you this poem, Michael!! - Very well written! - All we humans can reshape into money .... no regard for life or feelings - and that nature is important for all of us - even the next generation. - Thanks for the important thoughts!! - Have a great Sunday! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 8:09:00 AM

    a warning of how we value life and how careless we are nice poem
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 3:01:00 AM

    I love your spirit and how you feel so deeply about things. I had my students last year look up animals endangered. OH MY there are so many. I could not believe how few there are. At the rate they are disappearing, they will be obliterated very shortly. it's really sad.