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I got this request.............

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Enotneicna
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0 posted 05-25-2000 03:36 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

I wasn't sure if this was the right place to post this......but I was so jazzed over it I just wanted to share it will you all here........

hello i go to sheldon high school...i was just
reading your poem and i really liked it and i was wondering if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could i recite it for my final in english you see i am
supposed to find a poem and memorize it. its worth like 100pts...and if you don't mind me reading it i was also wondering if you could tell me a little
about yourself so i can tell the class about the author of the poem...oh and almost forgot the poem is called "warning"......thank you so much

I deleted the student's name!

Here is the poem and yes, I gave permission!

Warning

I am alive as you are alive.
I breathe air as you breathe air.
I take in food as you take in food.
I have life-giving fluid flowing through me,
As blood flows through you.
And I have a name as you have a name.
My name is Earth!

I breathe through the plants that cover my hills, fields and valleys.
As you breathe through nostrils into lungs.
I take in food from decomposing vegetation,
As you eat food to nourish your body.
And water flows through me in underground rivers,
As blood flows through your veins.

You have lived upon my surface for eons.
There are those among you who know that I am alive.
They have told you I am not a dead thing to be owned.
You should listen to these words.
Your numbers increase incessantly.
You take more resources to compensate for you increasing masses.
Some of what you take cannot be replaced.
That which  can be replenished is not.
You are becoming a parasite, a cancer, and you are killing me.
But, like you, I have a survival instinct; I will not allow you to destroy me.

If you cut too deeply into my rain forests, you will unleash my immune systems.
You have already encountered the beginnings of these.....Aids.....Ebola.
And there are others.....recessed deeper within me.
Tread carefully.....your time grows short.
You may one day release parts of my immune system,
That can and will , totally annihilate your immense populations;
And still leave me intact to begin anew.
You do not know how the huge reptiles that once lived upon my surface
Became extinct!
You have your speculations, but you do not know for sure.
Be careful you do not follow in their footsteps!

Enotneicna
SLR
1998

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


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ESP
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1 posted 05-25-2000 03:47 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Wow!!! That's really cool! I think the poem is brilliant, extremely clever and well written.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Enotneicna
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2 posted 05-25-2000 04:36 AM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

Lizzie.......
Thanks....it seems to be a favorite of my friends.

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


tracie66
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3 posted 05-25-2000 05:22 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

OUTSTANDING  
This is very informative and a very powerful read. Great message portrayed here.
Loved it.
P.S This is most definitely the sort of poem that needs to be shared.  THANKS
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


Kit McCallum
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4 posted 05-25-2000 05:59 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

This is a wonderful message and poignantly portrayed Enotneicna ... well done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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5 posted 05-25-2000 06:16 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Enotneicna~
What a wonderful poem to be shared with all.
Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
Maybe we will learn ... maybe
~*Marge*~


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Severn
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6 posted 05-25-2000 09:32 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

WOW!!

How wonderful!

And a wonderful poem too...

K
Enotneicna
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7 posted 05-25-2000 02:33 PM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

Tracie,
Thank you.....  
Earth Mother speaks and I just listen!
So glad you enjoyed it.
Many blessings!


Kit,
There is no other way to relay such a message!
Many blessings!


Marge,
Thank you so much for your praise and encouragement.......i find myself looking forward to your respnses to my work!
Many blessings, Always!


Severn,
WOW.......that's what I thought when I read it after I wrote it....  
Thanks and many blessings!

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!




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Poet deVine
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8 posted 05-25-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wow indeed! It's a great poem..And isn't it wonderful when someone out of the blue loves your work...sort of validates you doesn't it.. Good job!!!!  
Enotneicna
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9 posted 05-26-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

Poet deVine,
Thank you.......it sure does!  Lets you know that someone other than a fellow poet appreciates your words.....no matter how easily they come.....and these came very easily I must say......startlingly so!
Many blessings!


 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


netswan
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10 posted 05-26-2000 01:59 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Enot this is a wonderful poem. We had
earth day challenge here in April WOULD
have been a fantastic contribution to
the challenge, but I say everyday should
be earth day.

This is wonderful -- very well thought
and I wish it was posted on in all newspapers
right on the front page!

~netswan
Enotneicna
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11 posted 05-26-2000 04:17 AM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

netswan,
Thank-you!
I agree......everyday should be Earth Day!
Many blessings!

 Words are my medicine.
Read and live and love and heal!


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