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Our Mother Earth

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Parker
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... the old black rum


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Our Mother Earth                            
________________

45 years since we left our home      
and traveled the dark and empty night          
A million ships, a billion strong              
searching for a home to end our flight        
                                              
Worlds and Worlds have come and gone          
not one was ever right                        
Oceans of tar and toxic gas                    
the horror of their sight                      
                                              
Where is the blues and emerald greens          
white puffs to roam the sky                    
The morning songs of chickadees                
before the sun is high                        
                                              
With ozone gone and acid rain                  
the cancer from the sky                        
We cut the trees that helped us breath        
murder is our crime                            
                                              
Without remorse, Our thoughtless Course        
meant death would come in time                
Now gone for good, The World of Birth          
the sweet, the innocent,                      
Our Mother Earth.  
                            
James Parker Haley (1992)

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1 posted 01-07-2000 05:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This certainly gives pause for thought. Very sad.

 Denise

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2 posted 01-07-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Heavy words - if only words had the power to change the world - that is one of my wishes.

Well done.



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3 posted 01-07-2000 07:01 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

This is very sad, I agree with Severn....If only words had the power to change the world!!

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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4 posted 01-07-2000 07:15 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Wonderful poem, I too wish words could change the world  
Quiet Lightning
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5 posted 01-08-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for Quiet Lightning   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Quiet Lightning

This poem is deep.I really can't understand it.
Nan
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Excellent, James - These are words we all should heed......
Parker
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Thanks, Whiskey, Dark Angel, Severn, Denise and Quiet Lighting.... I do believe that words can change the world, and they can bring romance and love, and  unfortunently they can bring hate. Given enough time we may get rid of the hate, but do we have enough time if we destroy the earth with pollution.

James (PARKER)
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