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Author's Notes:  This poem, "Mother Nature Cries," is a thought-provoking piece that I've had in the back of my mind for a while. I originally wrote this poem on  February 12, 2015. It constitutes my indictment of and two-cent's worth on the ongoing "Climate Change" problem facing all of us here on Earth. Although its message is shrill, the poem is meant to get the message across that climate change is real and that mankind has played a demonstrable role in its genesis and maturation over many years. Man is faced with a dilemma of his own making. How we approach this problem and what we collectively undertake as the human race in bringing about positive change may turn this current negative tide in our favor. Regardless, doing nothing is an option that I don't think is advisable, and may have unintended consequences if the market forces in big business have their way. Let's pray that this will not be the result!!  (Gary Bateman - May 3, 2015) (Rhymed Couplet)

Categories:  allegory, change, earth, history, international, introspection, and nature. 


Mother Nature Cries Mother Nature cries now her deep tears of true sadness, For all the years of Man’s sad shame and utter madness. Man has brought this lovely lady quite often to tears, By his poor and pathetic care of our Earth over the years. Mother Nature’s been with Man now it seems forever, And he does nothing at all and always tells her never! Man’s climate sins are so tragic and always most telling, And all he does is ***** and moan, and keeps on yelling! Man’s span of existence is short in our Earth’s long life, And all he’s done is corrupt, pollute and caused her strife! Mother Nature cries at this sad tragedy Man has thus wrought; She knows his life on Earth may be short, and learn he’ll Not! Mother Nature will adapt and evolve over time with no problem, And she knows Man’s adaptability to change may be a problem. Perhaps Man will learn this sad lesson here before all is too late, And seek climate harmony in all he does and make positive his Fate! Mother Nature cries—yet this can change with Man’s redemption, If Man becomes Earth’s Good Steward and lives by God’s direction! Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved - May 3, 2015 (Rhymed Couplet) *Originally completed for my new book on February 12, 2015.

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Date: 5/15/2015 6:14:00 AM
outstanding pen gary the damage we do through greed beyond repair golden flowing ink pal
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Gary Bateman
Date: 5/15/2015 6:23:00 AM
Thanks Liam Mate!! The damage is immense and the "bill" on Mankind's part is coming due in the future, and what we'll all have to collectively pay and experience might not be much fun at all. Best!! Gary
Date: 5/12/2015 3:01:00 PM
Oh how I wish man will become earths good steward'.. but it is never going to happen... man craves for more and more... such an appetite... a well penned poem...#7.. nadiya
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Gary Bateman
Date: 5/12/2015 3:22:00 PM
Oh Nad -- your reading my stuff again! (You need to buy my book and then you'll have all my poetry to date to read at your leisure!!) I'm already working on book #2. I agree with what you say. We have too many politicians like Senator James Inhofe (Okla.) in the USA. (He's known as "Mr. Exxon Mobile" and he thinks climate change talk is Voodoo Magic Stuff. I have doubts about Man doing the right thing. Best!! Gary
Date: 5/3/2015 5:55:00 PM
As always a superb write my friend. Nature will always find a way. Earth was created to exist and not be destroyed by mankind.. A7, great poem my friend.,
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Gary Bateman
Date: 5/4/2015 4:59:00 PM
Thanks Robert My Good Friend!! It's not nice to make "Mother Nature" angry. Another poem posted by me last year and which appears in my new book, "A World on Fire," at pp. 18-19, touches on pollution and other age-old problems that don't augur well for our collective future unless US and World politicians finally get in sync and decide to put our World first. Earth will exist one way or another, but the real question is: "will we as the human race?" Hope all is well with you and the family. Best Always, Gary