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daffni
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ARMAGEDDON IS NO MYTH    a villanelle

 

With speed and greed, today and every day,

in spite of danger signs and wise men’s pleas,

alas, our garden, Eden, we betray.

 

The Earth is crying out in every way

but still we poison land and sky and sea

with speed and greed, today and every day.

 

We hear not, heed not what the prophets say

about our waste and wantonness, and do not see,

alas, our garden, Eden, we betray,

 

changing just enough to perhaps delay

the ruin we are wreaking carelessly

with speed and greed, today and every day.

 

Green turns to desert , city life holds sway.

We violate each river and every other tree.

Alas! Our garden, Eden, we betray.

 

No fig leaf can disguise the fact that we

are killing bit by bit even the Dead Sea,

with speed and greed, today and every day.

Alas! Our garden, Eden, we betray.

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Posted : 30/07/2020 5:08 pm
gerry
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How very true Daffni -- very well penned...

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Posted : 30/07/2020 7:16 pm
Elfstone
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This is one of those special poems where the power of the message and the skill, the craftsmanship in language, are there in equal measure.  A great read.

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Posted : 30/07/2020 9:59 pm
amman
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Strong message.  Good rhythm helped by the repetition.  Good read.

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Posted : 31/07/2020 10:07 am
daffni
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Thank you all for reading it. 

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Posted : 03/08/2020 3:09 pm
griffonner
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I can tell this is heartfelt, Daffni - which, of course, it should be, to everyone. A great write.

The Universe is not vindictive, but will only allow so much before an invisible scale tips, and we then reap what we sow!

x

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Posted : 04/08/2020 8:06 am
daffni
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The universe may not be vengeful but I suspect our planet may sometimes feel like giving up.

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Posted : 06/08/2020 2:25 pm
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