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Balladeer
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Four point six billion
that's a bunch
boy...
big bang
lotsa years there
4,600,000,000
earth has been spinnin'
west to east
around the sun
like all the other planets
except Venus and Uranus
who spin east to west
but nobody will tell me why.
Renegades, I guess
gotta be different....

early atmosphere consisted of
helium
ammonia
hydrogen
methane

no oxygen
no water
no life
no Big Macs

over a lotta time
radioactive material
and increasing pressure
way down deep
produced heat..
melted earth's interior.
it was a mess!
Silicants
(those rocks of silicon and oxygen)
rose up to the surface
formed earth's crust.
it took a while....

Oxygen mixed it up
with hydrogen..
water was invented,
collected in low places
to form oceans.
Rain water dissolved salts
from rocks
carried them to the oceans..
salty water

three point eight billion
first bacteria appeared
no Comet cleanser in sight
two billion
first single cell with nucleus
my daddy
and yours

five hundred million
plants working overtime
and weekends
use photosynthesis
to create enough oxygen
to create atmosphere
so we can breathe..
thank a plant today.

earth has been through the wringer..
earthquakes
continental shifts
colliding platelets
meteor hits
volcanoes
Bill Clinton
Arnold Schwarzenegger movies
millions and billions
of years

now, Man
who appeared yesterday
is afraid of
destroying the earth.
Mother Nature
is cracking up
laughing histerically

Krakatoa
introduced more pollutants
in the air than 3000 times
what man has produced
and there were others
one or two

Mother Nature is not worried.
Man cannot hurt her
Man can only hurt Man.
Mother will simply
shrug her shoulders
and start over, if necessary
create another bacteria
in a million years or so.

Man is an ant
floating down the river
on his back
in an excited state, screaming
"Raise the drawbridge!"

Earth will survive.
We are the ones
with a problem.

Anyway, I don't care.
Scientists claim that the
Andromeda galaxy
will collide with ours
in two billion years
so I ain't buying
anything on credit...
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1 posted 04-06-2007 09:49 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

excellent deer!
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Fantastic, my friend. It's good to see you again, Balladder.
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3 posted 04-06-2007 10:15 AM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

this is good. There are many thing that beyond human's ability to measure. But life is still a life, bio or not.

enjoyed

Huan Yi
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4 posted 04-06-2007 10:21 AM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi



Good Mike
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5 posted 04-06-2007 06:21 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
Earth will survive.
We are the ones
with a problem


Just so! That is ... I believe we too shall survive but as souls in other realms.

Enjoyed your wise ponderings greatly!

Significant write.

Love,
Margherita
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Mother will simply
shrug her shoulders
and start over, if necessary
create another bacteria
in a million years or so.

~*~

I am but a second in time
but what I care for,
I care for, well.

Understanding the need for meat,
I tend the pastures that provide.

It's a conundrum world,
and even those in the middle of understanding
shake their heads.



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7 posted 04-06-2007 10:06 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

clever verses...much enjoyed

and the ending line...well, I just bought a $19,000 car and if I win the lottery I'll pay it off  but odds are I'll be paying for 6 years at least

jwesley
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8 posted 04-06-2007 10:12 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Darn . . . where are the sissors! Gotta cut up my credit cards before the big bang!

LOL

J.
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  And sometimes I wonder why the first fish bothered to grow legs and step out.  In fact, I've been known to wonder why the slime bothered to slither.  But hey, the old gods would have had no reason to laugh without us.  We serve a purpose.  It's light entertainment, I admit, but it has to beat boiling rocks.  

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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LOL...now these words we can count on....or can we...nothing is for sure it seems...Well done...*Big hugs*
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And I thought the earth was all about ...and God said...How wrong can one person be?

P.S I goota tell you reading free verse from you is as disconcerting as the content in the poem.


a good commitee can decimate communication.
Mary Anne
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12 posted 06-02-2010 07:40 PM       View Profile for Mary Anne   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Mary Anne

I must admit I admire your free verse as much as I like your rhymed poetry...that said, I prefer to believe "In the beginning"....Gen. 1:1 and that the ending...only He knows.  He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, dont'cha know?   In the meantime, it is up to us to enjoy, create our own reality and live our lives in this moment, there is only "now."
 
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