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Enotneicna
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0 posted 08-21-99 12:59 AM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

Listen!
Can you hear it?
A death-wail carried on the wind!
It is heard after senseless destruction on a grand scale.
It is a gut-wrenching, soul-splitting sound.
It is heard:
When a species becomes extinct!
When a rain forest is leveled!
When a forest is clear cut!
When a wetland is filled in!
When children suffer and die needlessly!

Listen!
Can you hear it?
A death-wail carried on the wind!
It is a heart-rending,
Spirit-raping alarm everyone should hear.
But only a few of us do, and we know its message.
And we weep as another small piece of us dies also.

Listen!
Can you hear it?
A death-wail carried on the wind!
If everyone could hear this alarm,
The sound would violate your entire being!
If no one were able to shut it out,
The sound would be deafening!
If no one were able to run of hide from this alarm,
If everyone could feel it down to the essence of their being.
Maybe the destruction; the violation; the killing would end!
~~~~~1998~~~~~

Sharon Lee Rotondi
(Enotneicna)
© Copyright 1999 Sharon Lee Wilcox (Enotneicna) - All Rights Reserved
Severn
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1 posted 08-21-99 07:08 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Pretty powerful stuff. We do slip into our own little words, don't we? It's partly just our way of coping. We can't save the world - just bits of it!
poetFemmeFatale
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2 posted 08-21-99 10:39 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I agree, it is hard to bring a whole world into awareness, but every little bit of effort is helpful & most appreciated by every one you touch & help...My philosophy is, if I can just touch one person, or make the least bit of difference in just one person's life...then I've done what I set out to do, and my efforts were worth my while.....

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Skyfyre
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3 posted 08-21-99 11:08 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

"The sound would violate your entire being"
Powerful writing ... well done.

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

Enotneicna
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4 posted 08-23-99 07:30 PM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

Thank u so much for your comments. This came from one statement I heard, "When a species becomes extinct, there is no alarm!"
I stuck with me and "Listen!" was the end result.

Sharon Lee Rotondi
(Enotneicna)
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