Written for: Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #77 (posted by Rosemary)
"‘Human arrogance is boiling over’ said Rob Kistner in a comment to a recent Writers’ Pantry, after writing a moving poem about the need for poets to speak out about environmental damage; this poem, which I invite you to read now if you missed it before.
I replied to his comment that it was such a good line, it deserved to be used in a future poem. So, right now, let’s all use it as inspiration – not necessarily the words themselves so much as the idea. (If you do use the actual words, please add a footnote to say you're quoting Rob.) With that inspiration, let’s use our poetic voices now to speak for our earth and its inhabitants."
Who decided our motto
would be Take, Take, Take?
Fake bravado. There is
nothing to take, when nothing
Who decided that we are superior to:
Mother Earth and her flowering children
Animals that have been here from the beginning
Insects that work diligently to live
There are many species
in this world. We are
not the best example.
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