"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Eric Alders MPP and Poetry Jam November 6, 2013

Lost Potion  photo by Eric Alder


Everyone is all a twitter 
Disappearing glaciers 
How we need to change
And make things better

The problem is complex
It's not an easy fix
The problem lies with our
Unchecked sex 

Heedless procreation
Is the root of Earth's woes 
Mother Nature will fix this
With our extinction
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Dinosaurs roamed our planet for well over 200 million years.
We humans have really only been here for maybe 5 million years.
As Pogo said "We have met the enemy and he is us."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_(comic_strip)
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Thanks to Eric Alder and Mary of Poetry Jam
To see more click on the links below:
http://bifocalunivision.blogspot.com/2013/11/monday-morning-photo-prompt-11413.html
and
http://poetryjaam.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-do-you-know-for-sure.html

20 comments:

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

I've always said that it's not the Earth we need to save, it's ourselves. The Earth will survive us.


Thanks for playing M.M.P.P. Kathe!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I checked something else besides the sex, so did my part there.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Eventually, maybe, more people will catch on and try to improve the world. Otherwise, I hope your poem's ending isn't 100% known for sure!

Kathe W. said...

Eric- good way to put that-
thanks Alex for your always nice comments!

Helen said...

... unchecked sex? I love this.

Brian Miller said...

ha. in a sense you are right...our population explosion def has ramification on the planet...

Mary said...

Oh dear, I hope that the human race is not on the way to extinction. I hope the tide will turn!

Sandee said...

Yes we are the enemy. Very well said.

Have a terrific day. ♥♥♥

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sadly, I tend to agree, though I try not to think about it too often. I so resonate with the Pogo quote!

messymimi said...

We need to learn -- and i hope we can in time.

Gabriella said...

This is a little frightening, even if we know there is truth in your words!

Stephen Hayes said...

The Earth is only now taking notice of the humans making so much trouble. We can't get away with destroying our environment forever. There isn't anywhere else for us to go so we'd better preserve what we've got.

Peggy said...

Ah yes, the Earth will survive us I am sure, but you have to wonder what state it will be in. Onward.

Celia said...

Great piece, and what ever happened to Zero Population? We are kind of like a planetary virus.

Laurie Kolp said...

I couldn't agree more!

Gillena Cox said...

i like the gentle reminder that this human-race are mere newcomers to this earth


much love...

alan1704 said...

This is full of hidden depths and simple truth. Makes one think!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

i hope that things turn out OK. I suppose we will all have to do our part and hope for the best

artbyrae said...

so true I bet we all know for sure things must change

SaraV said...

Kathe, I Love This! And I love Pogo too, that is one of my favorite lines. Walt Kelly also wrote a series of songs that are hilarious. Thank you for the wisdom and the smiles:-)