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TToday fades into yesterday
upon tomorrow's arrival.
And apathy spurs denial
as endangered animals die.

Wherever concrete cities rise
collateral damage occurs.
For as jets traverse the skies
wild birds get annihilated.

We dedicate our existence
to a utopia of steel.
And survive in asphalt jungles
shadowed by lofty achievements.

Reality is a mirage
projected upon collapsing hopes.
And yet, safe in our cubicles,
we love our plastic paradise.

Our planet’s irrevocably
changing into a barren sphere.
And greed’s the legacy of fools
driven by profits and progress.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/3/2018 9:15:00 AM
Love the imagery. "Reality is a mirage projected upon collapsing hopes." "Our planet’s irrevocably changing into a barren sphere." and "For greed’s the legacy of fools". Very dramatic, Emile.
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Date: 3/3/2018 9:38:00 AM
Thanks Line, I appreciate your support. Emile.
Date: 8/9/2015 11:33:00 PM
Its just like we change the name of the disease. Before we died of other causes, now when we are alive we get sick due to others
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Date: 8/10/2015 8:18:00 AM
Thanks Samiha, I appreciate your support. Emile.
Date: 6/2/2015 7:38:00 AM
Oooh, this is right up my alley. I've recently been abroad, to Singapore, and Thailand. Last night I wrote a tweet, Singapore- Someone paved the World. Not to mention Bangkok!!! I have chosen to live in a town of 1000 souls, you know why.
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Date: 6/2/2015 8:46:00 AM
Thanks Scott, I appreciate you comments. Emile.
Date: 5/31/2015 11:24:00 PM
oh and I loved the poem, I was just being the "devils advocate" :) cheers
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Date: 6/1/2015 6:51:00 AM
Thanks, so was I. Emile.
Date: 5/31/2015 11:21:00 PM
and yet, we have eradicated most childhood disease, we have cured many cancers, humans live longer than any time in history, even the poor are less poor than previous generations, we have stopped many diseases, and from all of this? We have more people, they must live somewhere, letting us all live better is not greed but compassion, is how we chose to handle all this success we have for the long term! Just another perspective from someone who doesn't favor concrete at all!!! LOL
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Date: 6/1/2015 6:50:00 AM
Thanks Arthur, yes we have accomplished a lot, but at what price? If we only glean the benefits of progress and ignore the damage inflected, we remain additive to more, and our ultimate success my be the improvement of the individual at the expense of the end of Mankind on this planet. Emile.
Date: 5/31/2015 3:36:00 PM
Yes!! I love it.. You call us out on this dependence to the plastic paradise.. When I say "us" i mean all humanity.BRAVO!!! a 7 and fav
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Date: 5/31/2015 5:58:00 PM
Thanks so much Joel, I appreciate your support. Emile.
Date: 5/31/2015 12:33:00 PM
Emile, your words paint a dark yet truthful picture. A sad truth, but an excellent write! Love, Kim
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Date: 5/31/2015 5:57:00 PM
Thanks Kim, I appreciate your comments. Emile.
Date: 5/31/2015 12:08:00 PM
How true your words, Emile. The so-called miracles of progress on which we have evolved to depend on clash with the nature of our earth, and may be our undoing someday. Yes...greed for sure...but besides that, now we are programmed to want more in our "plastic paradise." Nicely expressed. 7+Fav, Sandra
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Date: 5/31/2015 12:26:00 PM
Thanks so much Sandra, I appreciate your insightful comments. Emile.