Friday, February 21, 2014

683 : Stacked Against Us

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were: feral, insatiable and shred.

Stacked Against Us

We, as a species,
Are faced 
With a problem—
With an insatiable appetite
For resources,
For energy,
For growth.

We must deal with
An economy
Gone feral,
Driven by the need,
For growth,

But we live 
In a  bottle garden
Where unlimited growth 
Is unsustainable,
Where there is not 
A shred of evidence
That we can continue
In our headlong
Push for growth—
Growth of population.
Growth of consumption.
Growth of pollution.
The bottle is only so big

The odds are stacked against us.
The logic is stacked against us.
But, blinkered and fearful,
We rush ahead.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014

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  1. Until we humans shed our feral, insatiable attitudes nothing will change. The odds are stacked against us!

  2. Just remember that if you ever burn your soap box you will be adding 0.55kg of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

  3. Makes me think of matchstick boats in bottles..nowhere to sail..pointless..impossible..and yet on we go..

  4. Cosmo can cross his fingers and do a rain dance while the believers pray for a miracle:)

  5. A public health problem which governments cheerfully ignore.

    Peace and joy, eh?

  6. Love that the shape of the poem so accurately reflects the poem itself. Well done!


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