Touching Evolution

In the whole vastness 
of this Universe
It is hard to imagine that we
are the only life force
Here, where morning light is
spread with opal ease, over 
sapphire oceans and emerald fields

Has  another race of living beings evolved?
 Existing in the endless tracts of space
Are they similar, or equally mixed 
like us, capable of cruelty as 
well as kindness?

Do they watch us, silent
or wait in fear, for the onslaught
of unpredictable humanity-
or have life-forms in countless milleniums 
come and gone,
flourished and been destroyed or  simply disappeared?

Pray, that in the whole vastness of this universe,
we'll have the wisdom to protect our own life force;
to preserve the sapphire oceans that give life
 to this, our Earth and  pray not to become,

 another cold dead sphere
spinning into infinity.

 Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 4/8/2014 1:11:00 PM
There's not much hope for us--but that seems to be the path that we have chosen. Not a lot of faith in being human, is it? - Dean
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Date: 1/6/2014 4:18:00 PM
Those last two lines send a chill up the spine. Great read.
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Date: 12/30/2013 5:17:00 AM
a timely reminder to nourish our planet with vivid imnagery and deep reflection, su.. wishing you the best this 2014... huggs!
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Date: 12/29/2013 9:22:00 AM
I wholehearted agree with you Suz, we do need to pray.. Really enjoyed this write of yours. Happy New Year to you and yours :)
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Date: 12/28/2013 6:38:00 PM
Poetry for Thought indeed Suz. A beautiful poem that makes one seek answers from without and from within. I hope your Holiday was the best. Blessings in the New Year.
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Date: 12/28/2013 3:55:00 PM
Suz, I find this an excellent write, it holds the reader from start to end, very well done..david
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Date: 12/28/2013 8:40:00 AM
- As always at your sides I find beautiful poems .... BEAUTIFUL!! - Wish you all the best for the new year SuZ !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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