Human Capacity, Full and Eden

Human Capacity, Full

There will come a day

when all the fishermen return home

empty-handed.

They’ll say:

Nothing is left.

We’ve caught everything.

What shall we eat?

And the Earth

will rumble:

Human capacity, full.

May predator become prey.

 

 

Eden

We were given

Eden

and all her spoils

Paradise

Heaven

a nirvana of

the purest love.

And yet

we trashed her up.

Stole from her riches.

Dug down deep into her trenches

Killed off everything we could

Until we found out

we were the plague

she would

eventually

rid herself of.

9 Comments

  1. I am so happy each time that I see poets prepared to write on environmental issues, or social issues. The caring side gives me hope and joy. You have really expressed the issues well in the second piece, the Paradise Lost theme. I am so sure that we both hope that Paradise might be regained. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much David! I enjoy writing these pieces…I do worry they come across very dark though and hope that the greater message is taken from them and not just the darker points. Thank you for your comment and support.

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  2. These are 2 great pieces about how we really fucked up and ruined this world and we’ll eventually pay big time (actually we started to in many places and occasions) so loved how you ended both poems! “May predator become prey” and we were the plague she would eventually rid herself of.”
    You reminded me of a video I love a lot, “Man” for Steve Cutts, it’s really amazing, watch it if you can:

    hope you’re having a great start of the week πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you! I was worried they were a bit dark. But I am glad you enjoyed them! I will check out the video. Thank you for your support and comment. Hope your week is starting out wonderful as well! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•

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      1. Well not darker than the real situation πŸ˜•
        Truth hurts anyway
        Hope you will enjoy it πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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      2. You are exactly write about the truth! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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