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Mother Earth's Cry (for Sunshine & Marge

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Kit McCallum
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          Mother Earth's Cry


How long can I continue to love you,
   As you rape and desecrate
      My very being and essence of nature?

How long can I continue to shelter you,
   As you lay waste
      my abundant forests and plentiful jungles?

How long can I continue to quench your thirst,
   As you pour forth intoxicants into
      my crystal streams and life-giving waters?

How long can I continue to warm you,
   As your dark clouds of industry ravage
      my priceless atmosphere and angelic skies?

How long can I continue to feed and nourish you,
   As you multiply and divide beyond
      my abundant shores and pristine valleys?

How long can I continue?
   Not long my child ...
      Not long.

/Kit McCallum



[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 05-10-2000).]
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Kit~ no question about it... it's so true and made the little hairs at the back of my neck stand up!Excellent poem! -SEA
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Wonderful poem Kit, it says it all.
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Whew - challenge well met, my talented friend!  Well done indeed!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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~SEA:  Thanks SEA!

~daveste:  Thank you daveste!

~Sunshine:  You are most welcome Sunshine!  It was a treat to accept your challenge.  I
very much enjoyed writing it for you and I'm glad I didn't disappoint you.

With much appreciation for the inspiration,
/Kit
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Lovely, Kit! The message comes through loud and clear!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Kit~
This is a powerfully moving message.

It moved the heart of this Cherokee as it should move us all.
The time is coming when the spririts say that it will either be returned to the way it was ... or will cease to be.

Poignant and perfect !
~*Marge*~


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Great message in a well written poem, Kit!

Denise
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~Lizzie:  Thanks!

~Marge:  Glad you enjoyed it Marge ...

~Denise:  Thank you ...

With appreciation,
/Kit
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Kit~
This says it all. HOW long can she keep doing this, not long.
The mother of all mothers is slowly dying and we are letting her. We have to do something before it is all too late
Thanks for this read.
Maybe this mothers day if we are out and about taking our mums outdoors maybe, we could do the right thing by mother nature as well and make sure we clean up after ourselves and maybe also do abit of a cleanup of the area that we have enjoyed as well  
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


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A lovley and powerfull poem Kit, and a great message!  

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


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~Tracie:  Great idea ... loved the Mother's Day link, thanks.

With appreciation,
/Kit
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~Dark Angel:  Ooops, snuck in there while I was replying ... thanks for your comments ... it was Sunshine's idea ... she gave me a little "challenge" yesterday.

With appreciation,
/Kit
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We must do something about this problem. you are very right about this piece of art work.
P.A.


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Do you hate the way you feel,
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~Pericoloso:  I agree ... a little effort goes a long way ...

With appreciation,
/Kit
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