Friday, July 10, 2015

802 - Shenhua, nicht wahr?

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were: aloof, temporary, whole.

Australia and it's idiotic government edged 
closer to mining our most fertile 
agricultural land.

Shenhua, nicht wahr?

When will we learn?
Learn that short term profits
Are a temporary thing,
Learn that we cannot eat coal?

When will we learn?
Learn that we must manage
The whole world;
For ourselves,
For our children,
And their children.

It is a sobering thought that
In one hundred years
The planet earth will have 
An entirely different crew
To the one that consumes it
So greedily today.
What will we pass on to them?
A living planet?
Or a picked over carcass?

When will we learn 
Learn that there is no benevolent 
Father figure 
Protecting us;
That we must protect ourselves.
Learn that those who sit aloof 
In the leather chaired chambers
Have no interest in us,
Or our planet?

When will we learn?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2015
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  1. I believe it will take a very long time - taking responsibility is maturity and sadly in the majority if the population that takes a while...if at all

  2. Great words dear Cosmo...our government is a disgrace and I shudder to think what else they will do to ruin this country. They are fools and ill advised to let this open cut mine go ahead in prime agricultural land. They don't seem to realise or understand that we only get one chance, one Earth and we are destroying it.
    xoxoxo ♡

  3. Learn what? "Coal is great to eat" said the fireplace.

    But how many of us still use coal in our fireplaces? Hmmmm.

  4. How I wish this was fiction.
    When will we learn? Too late is my fear. Much too late.


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