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Buildings Go Up

Buildings go up Trees come down Country living Becomes a town. Wildlife vanishes Streets appear The destruction of yesterday Draws quickly near. Lights are abundant Stars are no more The horizon is hidden Behind constructions decor. Greed runs wild Where nature walks Silence is golden But money talks. Farms erased Corporations written The beauty of our land No longer smitten. Fresh air shrinks Pollution expands Across this vast country Litter stands. Liquor stores go up Wetlands come down In human stupor Nature drowns

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 8/3/2009 5:28:00 PM
Oh my, you used my thoughts Wow, ty. You have been added to my favs as Poet and Poem, i thoroughly enjoyed your poems this afternoon, i hope they get the coverage they deserve. Soup Mail for you, good nite from The Highlander>>James
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Date: 8/2/2009 8:41:00 AM
Excellent piece Deborah, one of the best poems i hae read in a while, Liquor stores go up, Wetlands come down, In human stupor, Nature drowns. Once finished i would love to add said write to my favs,>>James
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Date: 4/29/2009 12:36:00 PM
Well, you said quite a bit in what You did say dear lady! It kind of reminds me of a song by a group called The Counting Crows, called "Yellow Taxi"~wherein a verse said, "they paved paradise to put in a parking lot....oh don't you know, you don't know what you got til its gone...."~"excellent write"~"Warmth and Blessinhs To You and Your Loves Always, John!":) Bye ~
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Date: 4/29/2009 8:44:00 AM
Thanks Deb! I am most grateful for your take on 'Measures.' K. If you really want to READ try 'Obsession;' it's in 6 parts and is dedicated to T.S. Eliot) ...maybe another day, huh?
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Date: 4/29/2009 8:10:00 AM
She is my much, much, MUCH better half! K.
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Date: 4/29/2009 8:07:00 AM
Thanks so much Deb! You will always be welcome at my place. Try a piece called 'Measures;' (it's a tribute to Dylan Thomas.) Thanks again!!! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 4/29/2009 7:54:00 AM
A marvelous ecological piece... we are tenants of this beautiful planet, not its owners...we should behave accordingly. Well done Deborah! Best wishes, keith
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