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We Rulers Of This Earth Homo-Sapiens we call ourselves, rulers of this Earth, Intelligent and civilized, but what is all this worth? We're working hard to conquer space...we landed on our Moon. We better solve our problems here, or soon we will face doom. New industries and factories constructed every day, And poisoning the air we breathe...is this the price to pay? Energy sources shrinking now...what happens when there's none? Will Man of Earth ever learn to work with Nature as one? Some in this world are starving still while others hoard their gold. Intelligent and civilized; at least, that's what we're told. We cure disease with drugs that may cause sickness as result... How many dearly paid for this ‘experimental cult’? We have become a plastic world where everything is fake, From foods we eat to how we look...oh, when will we awake?. We're civilized we tell ourselves, but fight our fellow man, If only we could solve world stresses through a better plan. With government corruption...morality sinking low… The price of progress we may say...is this the way to grow? We have upset Earth’s balanced ways, destroying Nature’s scheme... We’re intelligent and civilized...is it all a dream? Will we ever walk on Nature's path, take her by the hand, Restore the beauty meant to be on Earth, our dying land? Homo-Sapiens we call ourselves, rulers of this Earth... Intelligent and civilized, but what is all this worth? Sandra M. Haight ~4th Place~ Contest: People Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux Judged: 12/11/2017 ~1st Place~ Contest: Best Old Poem Sponsor: Judy Konos Judged: 12/17/2015 ~2nd Place~ Contest: Let're Rip – Shoot from the Hip Sponsor: John Lawless Judged: 04/06/2015 I actually composed this poem 30 years ago…but it is still appropriate today for venting because nothing has changed. Homo-Sapiens means “man of wisdom” in Latin.

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Date: 11/17/2020 12:39:00 PM
I do not know if there is hope but hope there is hope.if u can see and comment on my poems. Be well.well written poem.
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Date: 12/12/2017 12:53:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Sandra.
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Date: 12/11/2017 7:27:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your win :) Hugs
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Date: 12/11/2017 7:01:00 PM
Great questions! Answers forthcoming... no same age old questions! Congrats, Sandra!
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Date: 12/11/2017 6:30:00 PM
Thanks for entering my contest, congrats on your 4th place finish.
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Date: 12/17/2015 5:52:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats again Sandra a truly remarkable poem:-) hugs jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 12/17/2015 9:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Jan. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 12/17/2015 3:45:00 PM
SANDRA, Congrats on your old best poem. HUGS **SKAT**
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Date: 12/17/2015 9:07:00 PM
Thank you so much, Skat. Sandra
Date: 11/5/2015 9:27:00 AM
hello, there . . sorry for disturbing your time. I'm Kurniadi from Indonesia. Actually, I'm a student in one of university in Indonesia having final assignment to make a thesis. I put your poem as my object to discuss using hermeneutics analysis. can we discuss your poem "we rulers of the earth"?. I put the poem because it has strongly connection with my goverment's statement "Makassar is a cleanliness city". So, I'm begging for your kindness to help me on finishing my thesis about your poem.
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Date: 10/23/2015 6:12:00 AM
This poem is so inspirational that we have decided to use it as a stimulus for our drama practical piece. I was just wondering if you could tell me what you intended the audience to feel when reading this. Philippa
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Date: 10/23/2015 11:46:00 AM
"Philippa, I appreciate your visit to my poem and your supportive comment. Poetry is written by the poet to be interpreted by the reader in whatever way they choose, so I cannot say what I intended for the audience, but only what my feelings are, which are conveyed through my words and imagery. I do not understand what you mean by "we have decided to use it as a stimulus for our drama practical piece", however. Sandra"
Date: 4/18/2015 2:24:00 PM
Sandra, Congratulations in John's "Let 'er Rip - Shoot from the Hip" contest!!! Luv LINDA
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Date: 4/7/2015 7:27:00 AM
You are right Sandra - nothing has changed and we are to blame:-( great write congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/7/2015 3:24:00 PM
Jan, again, thank you so much. I always appreciate your stopping by with your supporting comments and congrats. Sandra
Date: 4/7/2015 7:22:00 AM
Great work, Sandra, proven with age. Well done! Viv x
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Date: 4/7/2015 3:20:00 PM
Thank you so much, Viv. I so much appreciate your stopping by with your nice comment and congrats. Sandra
Date: 4/7/2015 6:30:00 AM
Sandra, when I read this the first time all that kept running through my mind was the old lament: "if I knew then what I know now,". this poem answers it simply by saying "you know now, what you know now...what has changed?" Thanks for entering the contest.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 4/7/2015 3:28:00 PM
John, it was a pleasure to participate in your contest. Thank you so much for liking my poem and honoring it with such a nice placement. Looking forward to another of your contests. Sandra
Date: 4/6/2015 10:38:00 PM
So true Sandra...congrats on a fine win
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Date: 4/7/2015 3:22:00 PM
Thank you so much, Joseph. I so much appreciate your stopping by with your positive comment and congrats. Sandra
Date: 4/6/2015 10:02:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful win, Truely amazing .7 Blessing sweet friend well deserved
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Date: 4/7/2015 3:21:00 PM
Eve, thank you so much for your encouraging comment, support and congratulations. I so much appreciate your stopping by. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/6/2015 9:39:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN - AMAZING POEM!!!!! :D
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Date: 4/7/2015 3:20:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sneha. I so much appreciate your stopping by with your nice comment and congrats. Sandra
Date: 3/20/2015 7:53:00 PM
Wonderful imagery and depth to this piece. Your thoughts come alive and breathe within your words. An absolute delight to read with a mystical flowing cadence that welcomes the experience. Emile. #7
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Date: 3/23/2015 7:22:00 PM
Thank you, Emile. You are so supportive, and I am grateful for your beautiful comments. Sandra
Date: 3/20/2015 5:47:00 PM
Reads like a winner to me..Way to go..We are all we have got sad that what is learned in one generation doesn't go to the next generation..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/23/2015 7:24:00 PM
Thank you for your nice comment, Sara. I really appreciate your stopping by. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/19/2015 7:22:00 AM
Sandra, your poem could have been written today, we have not advanced in any way in thirty years, very deep and profound and thought-provoking, best of luck in the contest and thanks for visiting my poem, a penny for your thoughts . . .
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/20/2015 2:45:00 PM
Hi Broken Wings, I so much appreciate your stopping by to offer positive comments on my poem. Thank you so much. Sandra
Date: 3/18/2015 9:34:00 PM
Every message in every line is more true now than ever before...a well-written, powerful poem, Sandra! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 3/20/2015 2:45:00 PM
Thank you so much, Rhonda, for your supportive comment. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/18/2015 8:00:00 PM
It's so sad that even after thirty years, things have not changed and in fact are worse than ever.Great job for the contest.
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Date: 3/20/2015 2:49:00 PM
Thank you for your positive comment, Andrea. I really appreciate it. Yes, I do believe things are worse now! Sandra
Date: 3/18/2015 7:29:00 PM
Sandra, this poem is a PERFECT entry for John's contest and a perfect poem to help the masses realize what we are doing to ourselves. Excellent work my friend! You are a kindred spirit. 7 a fav!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/20/2015 2:51:00 PM
Hi Connie, thank you so much for your encouraging comment and support. I means a lot to me! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/18/2015 12:48:00 PM
A stupendous,insightful piece,indeed ! We humans persist in indulging in unscrupulous things and neglect imperative priorities ... Thanks heaps for wording these deeds dear Sandra Haigth !
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/20/2015 2:53:00 PM
Thank you so much for stopping by with your supportive comment, Abdelwahe. I appreciate it so much. Sandra