“ My World ” ~ in retrospect ~

 

What will be left

In retrospect,

Held be my world

Of living things,

Unenviable at best,

Since we allowed

To risk their nest,

Piloted by men

Of gargantuan rapacity,

Apathetic to amend…

 

Thus for unwary child

Who finds not heed,

How will he survive

Man’s destructive seed,

Souring the air he breathes!

 

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4 thoughts on ““ My World ” ~ in retrospect ~

    • Yes scary indeed when one considers wealthy high emission producing countries have worked out a scheme to buy carbon emission credits from poorer countries to be able to extend their pollution ravages at the alter of indifference and rapacity. Isn’t democracy wonderful as the lesser of evil in our world systems of governing , as in managing our wellbeing, by these elected members of society, and so called servants of the people.

      Thank you for recognizing the cry of my near insignificant voice in the overall scheme of survival our now and future generations. Jean-Jacques

  1. I agree with Paulette – this is the question on the minds of all who recognize that we are on a course that is threatening our very survival. Several years ago, we decided to downsize from single family to condo so that we would reduce our carbon footprint and be close enough to work to walk rather than take a car. We walk to the grocery store, recycle etc etc etc. The point is, that we sometimes forget, when the problems seem insurmountable, that our small actions do make a difference. I enjoy stopping by – the conversation is always uplifting.

    “We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.” David Suzuki

    • I commend you highly for your generous and responsible contribution in putting action to words in the process of doing verses talking. Unfortunately for our planet, not all of us have that kind of laudable and enviable courage, and least of all our fearless leaders and their advisers.

      Since you mention agreeing with Paulette I have copied my reply to our dear friend’s response to my little poem reminder that remaining silent on this worrying world condition is not a luxury we can afford. Thank you again Rebecca!

      Jean-Jacques

      reply to Paulette…

      Yes scary indeed when one considers wealthy high emission producing countries have worked out a scheme to buy carbon emission credits from poorer countries to be able to extend their pollution ravages at the alter of indifference and rapacity. Isn’t democracy wonderful as the lesser of evil in our world systems of governing , as in managing our wellbeing, by these elected members of society, and so called servants of the people.

      Thank you for recognizing the cry of my near insignificant voice in the overall scheme of survival our now and future generations. Jean-Jacques

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