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The Blue Planet

THE BLUE PLANET by JOHN M. ARRIBAS This beautiful blue planet that we call earth No one really can confirm its origin or birth Some declare it was shaped by a powerful being Others state the result of a cosmic unveiling It just seems to be a tiny body in limitless space With the right conditions to beget the human race Orbiting at the right distance from a giant star Allowing flora and fauna to propel exemplar Giant creatures once roamed the face of the earth But a cataclysmic event caused their dearth Doom for the giants was a boon for the small Leaving crevices and oceans learning to crawl And so after millions of years we arrive at now We’ve nearly conquered the why and almost how Yet we still have questions that surely remain Is there a will to cease our destructive reign The Danube was once blue now a brownish pink The elusive snow leopard is nearly extinct Most lakes, rivers and even the smallest rill Are polluted with toxins and chemical spill Fish caught in streams and canals are taboo Not to be eaten too much mercury in them for you Drinking water once availed from natural sources Are now mostly dependent on commercial choices The rainforests of Micronesia and the amazon Sadly, in a hundred years they will all be gone These sources of oxygen and absorbers of co 2 So essential in sustaining the me and the you The trends are apocalyptic needing repress Difficult decisions and actions may render success Problems are exacerbated by human concentrations Rapidly expanding and demanding, teeming populations As resources erode and demand constantly increases Harbingers of the agonies awaiting the human species The answers are clear but politically unheard Populations need reductions, a thinning of the herd

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Date: 6/3/2021 6:44:00 AM
Great work, John!
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