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The inky black water sucks her in further As she descends into the black depths of the abyss Cloying dark swirls cover her head as soundlessly it reaches Possessing her every inhalation – exhalation - it envelopes her with force Takes her heart, reaches for her soul, it’s now her master Breaking News!! Beautiful snow on Tropical Island Mountains and dales covered with a white mantel But it is the middle of Summer - What? She gives in humbly, her every fiber reaching out, screaming to be one with the Death of Darkness Breaking New!! Fukushima has been a worldwide wake-up call The country with the largest reactors - 104 When Nature and Nuclear energy come into collusion Consequences can catastrophically be lethal with fusion For Shame Mankind - For Shame From the dawn of creation, in perfect unity they abided Her beauty was ethereal, all things she bore magnificent and surreal Proud in their union till mankind’s focus declined and degenerated Once the most beautiful of planets in the solar system Mankind the most ruthless in his destruction - and all she can ask is why? Her environment is in chains? Breaking News!! The bees are dying Chemicals poison the flowers Who will tend her gardens? For Shame Mankind - For Shame She has the feelings of utter abandonment, loneliness and sorrow In defeat - she struggles to fight back, draining her depleted energy even more So she gives into its cruelty, and she surrenders, she surrenders As she sinks steadily murky bubbles streaming away Enfeebled and expended descending lower, lower into darkness, giving in Too weary to fight back - It makes No difference now - No difference Breaking News!! Pristine stream - Beaches - Oceans Carelessly man strews with litter Plastic islands form - fish sick and dying For Shame Mankind For Shame And then - a child’s soft touch, caressing her cheek sweetly Feeling so like Love - Softly - oh so softly Her daughter, Water strokes her on her cheek Then lifts her mother gently, surfacing quickly, so quickly With every ounce of strength, she decides to fight back One last desperate attempt to live for her planet once more Rushing to her side are her two sons Lightning Bolts streak like the hammer of Thor Furious - one breathes extreme heat and fire Burning down everything in his path in his ire Ferocious and Destructive is he in his Fury The other - unbridled pure unadulterated Air of the Winds They join as a team spreading destruction even faster Terrifying in their unified collaboration Formidable are they when joined together All for One and One for All Putting differences aside they arrive to save her Their Mother, Mother Earth, they rise together as one Earth - Wind - Water and Fire to fight back for a Planet they love One More Time - One More Time - One More Time Mankind arise from the depths of your Shame Wake up to your sacred mandate Time’s short - But it’s never too late Guns and Wars - phenomenal destructive havoc you wreak Its Peace and Abundance in this message I seek Cast aside differences, disputes, conflicts, dissension like the elements do Bring Peace and Serenity on earth which helps the Environment too
Footnote added –!!NEW BREAKING NEWS!! In my reply to Nette Onclaud’s kind message, I mentioned a dedicated lady in Hong Kong who has rallied the people to clean up the island. Her name is Kinzie who is originally from Canada. Coincidentally, she sent me an email which I’m sharing the link on here with you. Please copy and paste the link below on google Newsletter is now available online: http://heartbeat.com.hk/fresh/2017/08/the-****-show Enjoy ...Naturally, Kinzie - Founder natural life in the fast lane - Everything is connected. - Listen to your own heartbeat. www.heartbeat.com.hk Video and Music Save the Mother Earth - Ken Wei Published on May 4, 2012 This video and track is a non-commercial attempt to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporations and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today.

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Date: 8/21/2017 10:29:00 AM
Very powerful Maria. I enjoyed the video too. So good of you to leave us with this.
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Maria Williams
Date: 8/21/2017 8:27:00 PM
Thank you so much Dean, I really appreciate all the support that you have shown me along the way my friend. Your poetry is brilliant, I for one have always understood and enjoyed it. Till we meet again....Maria xx
Date: 8/16/2017 1:38:00 PM
Gaia be with you
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Date: 8/17/2017 7:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Dave, I really appreciate your visit and interesting comment, no plastic, well now that's good news. Awareness is spreading.....Maria
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Date: 8/16/2017 1:40:00 PM
PS I just returned from a canoe trip in NW Ontario and one of the most memorable events was coming upon lake beaches with track of moose, caribou, ber adn wolf but no plastic.
Date: 8/12/2017 4:03:00 PM
Powerful poem w/an even more powerful message, Maria. Great write. Keep the love and knowledge flowing. Love and peace always.
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:23:00 AM
Thank you so much Freddie, for your lovely visit and comments. Always appreciate it my friend....Maria
Date: 8/11/2017 10:51:00 PM
P.S. Trump appointed someone to head the Environmental Protection Agency who has been trying to destroy the EPA for yrs. And, he approved the pipeline through Indian lands which could easily leak and pollute drinking water for millions of people. Now he is even trying to sell off our National Parks which the oil companies would love to get their greedy hands on. PPS Maybe you would like my poem, "Mother Earth"
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Date: 8/11/2017 10:47:00 PM
Wonderful, Maria! And, you are so right. I get so sad when I think about the destruction of our beautiful planet...and yet, I get mad too. Maybe that's what we all need: ANGER!! Real anger and protests on behalf of Mother Earth...all over the world. People by the millions standing up for her. I know we need that here in the US where we now have a Pres. with such a destructive agenda.
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:35:00 AM
Focus your Anger , and channel it into more protests on behalf of Mother Earth. We certainly need everyone pulling together now especially as she needs all the help she can get. Thank you Carole for the visit and lovely comments, so appreciate it...Maria
Date: 8/11/2017 9:37:00 AM
A mission statement, a message, and the facts, are all here in this wonderful poetry Maria
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Date: 8/14/2017 8:54:00 AM
Thanks Harry for the visit and astute comments my friend...Maria
Date: 8/11/2017 7:50:00 AM
Maria, you are so imaginatively intelligent. Thank you for writing a stunning poem in support of our Earth. Here in Hawaii the beaches are shrinking due to the rising tides, and the temperature is hotter. Stores are charging ten cents per bag, but this does nothing to stop customers from buying more bags and adding to the corporations' profits. Thank you for caring.
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Date: 8/12/2017 12:19:00 AM
Well that is not good news. Thomas thank you for your amazing support, I know we share the same thoughts on the environmental issue. There is something that I would like to share. As you are new did you know how to navigate your way around and access and send emails? The site has a ‘Soup Mail function’ - See under ‘Members Area’ on top left hand side - Then just click on ‘Soup Mail’. To receive mail click ‘Inbox’. You can compose or reply too on the same area. ...Maria
Date: 8/10/2017 6:20:00 PM
This is a deep work. It's the truth . You have done well. Keep pushing more revelations to make mankind realize how we can do things right. Keep it up Maria.
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Date: 8/11/2017 5:49:00 AM
Thank you for taking the time to appreciate it Derek. To keep pushing and spreading awareness is definitely what I intend doing. Thanks for your astute comment...Maria
Date: 8/10/2017 9:20:00 AM
A powerful poem with a message that is sadly being ignored by the elite, greed is destroying the world, hypocrites who talk about saving it, are actually making it worse.. Interesting choice in music, goes well with the rhythm of the poem..
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Date: 8/11/2017 5:52:00 AM
Man in his greed will always try to play God. Nature will always fight back and prevail, and mankind will always suffer. Thanks for the visit and astute comments Si, I really appreciate you doing so...Maria
Date: 8/10/2017 7:08:00 AM
Excellent and powerful message. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 8/10/2017 7:29:00 AM
Thank you so much Ravi, so glad that you like it. Thanks for the visit and comments. I really appreciate it....Maria
Date: 8/9/2017 7:09:00 PM
This is a truly fantastic composition my friend. Truth in its entirety and a TOP class display of your massive poetry talents , IMHO.. A FAV...
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Date: 8/10/2017 4:04:00 AM
Thanks so much Robert, both for the visit and wonderful comments as always, I really appreciate it. Coming from a wonderful poet like yourself I am most honoured. Maria xx
Date: 8/9/2017 5:20:00 PM
Spectacular!!!...Maria...more should read this verse...I bow...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 8/10/2017 4:02:00 AM
Thanks so much WW, I really appreciate your spectacular comments, but please don't bow my friend, just telling it like it is Thanks for the support....god bless Maria
Date: 8/9/2017 9:52:00 AM
Thank you for posting this poem, Maria. You are really a wonderful poet.
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Date: 8/10/2017 4:06:00 AM
Thanks so much Afolabi , both for your visit and lovely comments, I do appreciate it...Maria
Date: 8/9/2017 12:51:00 AM
A beautiful and dramatic rendition of Mother Earth's struggle to overcome mankind's ill treatment, greed and abuse. But through the ages nature has shown that it is too powerful; eventually it will prevail while mankind will pay dearly. We can play at being gods, but we can never be gods....! Full marks to you, Maria. Regards // paul
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Date: 8/9/2017 1:51:00 AM
That's so true Paul, man in his greed will always try to play God. Nature does heal herself, still we can't be complacent. Thank you for the visit and lovely comments, my dear friend, I so appreciate it....Maria
Date: 8/8/2017 11:01:00 PM
Good on you Maria, what a glorious poem. Very timely Regards, Craig
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Date: 8/9/2017 12:58:00 AM
Hi Craig, nice to see you again. Thank you for appreciating my poem. Just doing my bit for spreading awareness, yes I think its very timely as well, thanks.......Maria
Date: 8/8/2017 8:30:00 PM
A wonderful write, Maria, :)
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Date: 8/9/2017 12:59:00 AM
Thanks so much Eve, as always I so appreciate your visit and lovely comments...Maria
Date: 8/8/2017 3:04:00 PM
- A fantastic writing, Maria !!! - What are we humans think with - The truth is really a shame - I'm proud of you !!! - An important writing, Maria - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/9/2017 1:46:00 AM
When greed comes into it, does Mankind even think? Thanks so much Anne-Lise for ongoing support my friend, I really appreciate it....Maria xxx
Date: 8/8/2017 8:49:00 AM
Last year I was at the UN for this purpose. Our small islands of the Micronesia, Palau, Marahalls and Guam are partially sinking. It saddens and scares me for the future generations. Some areas where as a little girl I used to play are now under water. So this epic poem you wrote truthfully and inspiringly touching my heart should be shared thru out. I'm going to reopen my FB to share it there.
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Date: 8/9/2017 1:42:00 AM
Akkina, that would be wonderful if you could do that. I would be most appreciative thank you. And also for the visit and lovely comments, my dear friend. So sorry to hear about those islands, man in his ignorance and greed is making these things a repeating occurrence, also happening in the Maldives so tragic...Maria,
Date: 8/8/2017 5:43:00 AM
Man seems to have forgotten his 'sacred mandate' to protect and preserve the planet...A powerful write Maria...
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Date: 8/8/2017 6:51:00 AM
That he has. But it only takes one small snowflake to cause an avalanche. With enough people spreading the word we might just create some awareness into saving our planet. Thanks Joseph for the visit and astute comment....Maria
Date: 8/7/2017 12:30:00 PM
i hope this powerful message ignites all of mankind to respect nature and its environ... would love to see this on youtube, maria... huggs
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Date: 8/8/2017 6:40:00 AM
Thanks Nette for the lovely comments and idea. I have our inhouse digital team - it can be done. There’s a woman in Hong Kong through her blogs and newsletters, single handed managed to motivate the whole of Hong Kong. She rallied hundreds to clean up in the beaches. Hong Kong is now a very clean city. The Buddhists in Taiwan recycle everything because they depend on the sea life, their staple food. Japan has special bin category and are the most recycle conscious city...Maria xx
Date: 8/7/2017 5:29:00 AM
My dearest poetess I humbly bow before this epic poem of yours that has brought tears into my eyes as I envisioned the suffering earth and all life on it! The heavenly music send the message deeper into my soul making it suffer along with mother earth. This poem should be sent to UN to present it in the next congress on climate change! It deserves all honors that Mother Earth can bestow upon you dearest, Maria. I am so proud of you!I favor it
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Date: 8/7/2017 6:12:00 AM
My dearest Demetrios - my poetic friend, I'm very humbled with your comment too - It certainly put a lump in our throats. The poem is in reply to my comment to you on your Monoku Poem 'DOOMED ARE THOSE'. I was going to mention it in my 'forward'. Thanks again - (You may not be familiar with the mesmerizing deep vibrating hypnotic drone of the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo - it in the place where the Pelicans are feeding)...Maria xx