Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Pleading for the Planet

Many if not most of us take nature for granted and use it to our own advantage at every opportunity as if we have every right to do so.

Meanwhile, I suspect Earth Mother whispers much the same in many an inner ear. Ah, but, hey, anyone listening…?

Who is the guardian of whom, I wonder? We of nature or nature of us? Better, surely, that we work with rather than against each other...?


Listen to the rain
telling tales on people
killing each other

Listen to the trees
telling tales on people
disrespecting them

Listen to the birds
telling tales on people
shooting them down

Listen to the fishes
telling tales on people
poisoning the seas

Listen to the worms
telling tales on people
doctoring the soil

Listen to the wind
telling tales of people
on borrowed time

Listen to the people
pleading for the planet
before it’s too late

Copyright R. N. Taber 2015

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