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DelAbeJones

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Posted: 02 February 2012 at 6:02am | IP Logged

EARTH DAY


We still have all those people
Who say, our Earth is not in trouble
Who want to burn the fossil fuels
So their profits, more than double.

The oil and the coal companies
Don't care about the rest of us
They just care about their bottom line
Say, "There's no need for all this fuss!"

Those in some other foreign nations
Who burn their coal and cut their trees
Don't care at all, about what's right
And they do exactly, as they please.

And, we aren't too much better
With all our great technology
We could have some alternatives
To make some things, pollution free.

Yet, we try bad things like Ethanol
Raise the price of corn, sky high
Pay more subsidies to farmers
While Earth's people, starve and die.

We were/are the "Industrial Nation"
Who brought us here, to this brink
Too many times, we didn't care
And many more, we didn't think!

Already too late for some species
Like, Polar Bears and many more
While we waste all our resources
On things like, the illegal, Iraq War.

The ice melts as the Oceans rise
And Land will quickly go away
To crowd our populations more
And more Wars, the price, we'll pay!

We can't provide for those we have
There's almost seven billion, now
With seven million more, each month
How to feed them? Who knows how?

Our Children and their Children
Will have a very dire future
If we, the stewards of this World
Don't step up and try to find a cure.

We must admit, there's a problem
And try to use some common sense
Believe, all of us are in real danger
And must wage, a common defense.

So, this Earth Day, do something
To make this Earth a better place
If we would all do, our fair share
We just might save, the Human Race!

Del "Abe" Jones

04.21.2008

EARTH DAY

 

We have "An Inconvenient Truth"

And Cheryl Crow traveling the land

With so many more celebrities

Who are choosing to make a stand.

 

There are scientists and politicians

And governments and some countries

But far too many of Earth's people

Who still do just as they please.

 

It seems all the worst offenders

Are those who have the most to lose

And all those poorest of this World

Do not have the choice to choose.

 

Our Nation's people and leaders

Those, who seem to talk the talk

For one lame excuse or another

Are those who won't walk the walk.

 

We can't count on our Government

It will take the individual one

To just do our own little part

If we hope for anything to get done.

 

Most believe in global warming

Some think it some conspiracy

But to continue the way we are

Is dumb and complete lunacy.

 

Americans are so wasteful

And we should all be ashamed

Of how we've treated Mother Earth

Since our wilderness was tamed.

 

With just some very simple things

And small changes in our life

We could make a huge difference

And help to ease the eco strife.

 

So this Earth Day make an effort

To make this World a better place

For our children and their children

Lest we destroy Mankind's birthplace.

 

Del "Abe" Jones

 

 

EARTH DAY

 

Once there was a paradise

Both wild and so pristine

Apart from the rest the World

With Oceans in between.

 

There were People, one with Life

Who were Keepers of the Land

Revering all around them

Just as the Great Spirit planned.

 

Their lives were good and simple

And those Native Nations knew

If they took care of Mother Earth

That, She'd take care of them, too.

 

Only taking what they needed

And using everything they took

Although they'd never read it

Seemed to live by some, "Good Book".

 

But, then the Europeans

Learned the World wasn't flat

Set sail, landed on these shores

That, brings us to where we're at.

 

They brought the white man's greed

And began a sad Time in Space

That just may be the downfall

Of all of our Human Race.

 

We, of these new United States

With all our technology

And our quest of the "Good Life"

Will leave a horrible legacy.

 

The ice of the World is melting

As all the Seas begin to rise

Warm Weather wreaking havoc

With destruction from the Skies.

 

We pollute our Air and Water

Cut/burn Forests to the ground

Bury ourselves in our Garbage

And drill where any oil might be found.

 

Del "Abe" Jones

 

 

 

EARTH DAY

 

A Senator thought, "Earth Day"

That a President empowered

It was the germ of the idea

That ultimately flowered.

 

An idea by Gaylord Nelson

Back in Nineteen sixty-two

Who asked the Kennedy's about it

And the Brothers liked it too.

 

The President began a tour

In Nineteen sixty-three

To put it on the agenda

But, it wasn't meant to be.

 

Nelson didn't let it die

With the assassination

He knew that people cared

All across this Great Nation.

 

There were demonstrations

Against the War and other things

So at a conference in Seattle

Nelson said, he'd pull some strings.

 

Springing up from the Grassroots

In the Spring of Seventy

A demonstration for Nature

And Nationwide Conservancy.

 

Our Earth's Environment

Was finally placed on the table

And People everywhere

Began to do what they were able.

 

Now celebrated round the World

As more People learn and see

If we don't take care of it

Our World will someday cease to be.

 

Del "Abe" Jones

4-17-2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Poet

 

A poet knows not day or night

And not always wrong from right

But without the poet's written word

Think of all we mightn't heard.

 

Del "Abe" Jones

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Posted: 26 June 2012 at 8:13am | IP Logged
that's nice

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Posted: 02 July 2012 at 8:53am | IP Logged
That's a really nice poem!

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