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Voldemort, by contrast, was vanquished easily

Changed climate is not a surprise With drilling for gas on the rise Where can life forms hide From carbon dioxide And methane let loose in the skies? Neo-druids auger gas wells And add fluids with sulfurous smells! Are poisons they've tapped With their magic wands trapped Evermore by sorcerous spells? Votes and news seem not relevant The unrelenting elephant In all our best rooms Is fossil fuel's fumes And toxins we can't circumvent

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012




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Date: 2/20/2013 8:05:00 PM
nicely done Duke,,,,,toxins in the air,,, drive me crazy. As always thank you for reading I call her name,,,, I haven't seen my X in 5 yrs. he was a cop/under cover. So every now and then he'd have those dreams.
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 6:17:00 AM
Your poems are so interesting and thought provoking. I love the honesty and reality of your work. Here we are four years in the future, and it seems to me that the conditions we face are about the same--perhaps worse. Thank-you for being here and being a kind and generous soul. It is not hidden.
Date: 11/21/2012 1:26:00 AM
What an awesome Limerick and frighteningly true.
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 6:08:00 AM
Jon, you are most kind. I am beginning to realize that our goal in life should not be monumental, but rather to be gone at the end with little to no impact on anything. Leave it the way you found it--a camper's rule.
Date: 11/20/2012 3:06:00 PM
A unique poem from a very skilled man, love it Duke - well done !!! Have a lovely week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 6:01:00 AM
You too dear sunshine. You are so very funny!! I just read two of your poems that are on opposite ends of a spectrum. I like going back and seeing what I was thinking in 2012. Things are moving ahead at full speed--and few are looking out the window at what is coming.
Date: 11/20/2012 2:57:00 PM
I was expecting Harry Potter and instead I was treated to the magic of your words. Well done and important subject for us all to ponder.
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 5:54:00 AM
It's not getting any better at least in this country. Ironically, it's from a lack of willingness on the part of both parties to deal with reality. It's more about who is in power since they are all corrupted by $. We will keep getting away with it until we can't.
Date: 11/20/2012 12:37:00 PM
Duke yep the curse of modern man...David
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 5:41:00 AM
David, yes it is. Seems that things haven't changed for the better since 2012. A tough nut to crack. It would require a change in the way we all live and what we want. It seems there is a craving for more, but what do we really need and want? Perhaps the best thing is to leave no lasting trace of our lives at all. To have no environmental impact so that the next generation can have a place too.
Date: 11/19/2012 10:40:00 PM
so true so true so true. Hmmm,. if I have time, I will try to go back where I left off on your limericks.
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 5:34:00 AM
You were kind back in 2012 and are still fantastic now.
Date: 11/19/2012 7:40:00 PM
With their magic wand tapped- I love that line! Your poems are refreshingly different!
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 5:24:00 AM
Wishing you well.
Date: 11/19/2012 5:19:00 PM
Very nice... Good message... Terry
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Duke Beaufort
Date: 2/17/2017 5:33:00 AM
A late thank-you Terry. I saw your latest. It's right on target! What a corrupt world we live in. While the bad news has accelerated, there are some interesting opportunities on the horizon, but the culture of consuming is hard to balance.