Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 Writers Digest/ How in the World

How in the World

it is a question to ponder                as humans           we have been given a paradise

& it seems                                  we do nothing more than destroy it

perhaps it is because we cannot work together               so afraid we won't get our's

cannot conserve          we want it all           want it now right        down to the last drop

we are told the world is changing             we do nothing         no change in consumption

we leave the lights on             drive our cars where we like          knowing fossil fuels are

                                                                                                           destroying our

                                                                                                                ability to live

we eat almonds                            knowing each almond takes a gallon of water to grow

still we eat almonds             we get more things to plug in                  consume everything

we are hot              we turn on the ac                 we are hungry                       we eat

without thought of what we are doing                                            how in the world you ask

April 10, 2015








2 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh you know how this poem resonates with me. I did not know one almond takes a gallon of water to grow. Wow. Gives me pause. This poem speaks all the things I worry about, the biggest frustration: no change in consumption, from the smallest person to the hugest multinational corporation.

soulsmusic said...

I'd have to echo much of what Sherry has already said so eloquently. There has to be a way in which we can harness our shared worry and concern and make something constructive out of it. Your very pointed poem is a clarion call, and we, The Poets of this generation need to heed and answer it,

Elizabeth