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Where Once Stood Man

What is it that our vaunted intellect supposedly conveys? That benefits the air and sea, summits, life and broad expanse of land? Now Suppose that we at some stark moment vanished one and all— adjoined by all matter and assemblage from our forced and plundered reign? In absence then of everything we pillaged and proclaimed would air be rent by thunderous noise of mighty rivers returning to their courses. Resumed the growth of forests, near vanished and forlorn, and healed all the wounds and scars that marred Earth's sacred skin. Then floating in the cold and barren void, this supernal sapphire jewel: eternal haven of innocence and peace. We would not be missed.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/23/2018 1:30:00 AM
Monumental. An instant favourite.
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Mark Peterson
Date: 10/16/2018 12:46:00 AM
Lawrence, I'm late seeing your lovely comment. Deeply appreciated. It fills my heart with gratitude.
Date: 6/26/2018 7:38:00 AM
This is a beautiful homage to mother earth in her former glory, before man in his infinate wisdom began building dams, clear cutting, oil spills, fracking etc. Native Americans who lived in harmony with the earth tried to teach us how to take without destroying. All those memories flood back when I read your words. This is exquisite Mark! I am making it a fave as well. : )
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Date: 7/21/2018 10:06:00 PM
It started when some of us were told that we were in charge of things and then didn't make it abundantly clear that grave responsibilities and accountability accompanied it. How will those of noble mind ever prevail?
Date: 4/22/2018 12:49:00 PM
wow, this is STUNNING. Makes us feel like those "grains of sand" that we are. FAVE (I enjoyed what you said about solitude. I am number seven in numerology, the number of solitude and those who pursue knowledge. Maybe it's your number too!)
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Date: 4/22/2018 1:42:00 PM
Grains of sand is nice. I was thinking more of drops flung at random on the universal toilet seat, but that’s just me. Thanks, Andrea