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A tiny spore rides the breeze drifting about, so much at ease Here comes 5 billion more barely enough, to fill a pore Followed on by 10 trillion plus save a single one, superfluous For nature knows only too well, not every niche becomes a citadel Lose your place ready or not, something else takes its spot Dung beetles lay dying around tuskless elephants on the ground But wait! that superfluous spore descends to thrive amongst the gore Very next day a mushroom grows atop my city, 100 million C glows K'' Contest, New or Old Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Constance La France 7/23/2021 written. entered 9/13/2021

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Date: 7/24/2021 9:31:00 AM
this is so inventive, David. Nature is most interesting!!! Reading your replies to comments below, I see that you took the message further than how I understood. But rereading the ending, I get it now. So sadly true.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 7/25/2021 1:51:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, I couldn’t resist morphing the poem from a microscopic spore into a nuclear Armageddon mainly using numbers, and a little imagery, cheers David
Date: 7/23/2021 4:01:00 PM
Yes all must eventually succumb to nature. Well expressed David.
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David Kavanagh
Date: 7/23/2021 4:32:00 PM
Thank you Richard I can see how I probably mislead the reader to think it’s all about nature, but in the end man takes over the spores and fills every niche with nuclear fallout, cheers David
Date: 7/23/2021 3:39:00 PM
Beautiful writing, David. Unfortunately, nobody seems to care about reality; it is almost as if five million people is not enough. As long as every government didn’t place their responsible accountable, things will probably not change, but it will not happen because of the large number of powerful lobbyists who hold the majority of this money-making phenomenon. Best wishes dearest friend
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David Kavanagh
Date: 7/23/2021 4:28:00 PM
Thank you Lasaad, I’m delighted you get a meaning from this one, it’s purposely vague, however the final two lines I purposely equate the mushroom to the nuclear warhead detonating in anger, at some time in the future, cheers David
Date: 7/23/2021 2:56:00 PM
Imagery of the dung beetles and elephants was so sad but mother nature is always there to surprise us, yeah amazing how these spores can survive and multiply so rapidly (a bit like covid) our cases will escalate like rockets - our moronic government allowing amber and green list travelers to come to the Island, already got over 2000 cases since 21st June:-( hugs Jan xx
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David Kavanagh
Date: 7/23/2021 4:21:00 PM
Thank you Jan, it really is insane to be opening up now, just as we’re making inroads with the vaccine, my poem is sad, I purposely left it open to one’s imagination, has quite a few meanings, cheers David