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Icy nights

Stifling morns

Melting ice

Years of warns

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Fires, floods


Sliding mud

Bone-dry plains

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Rising seas


Famine, disease

Pandora’s box

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And at root

All along

The iron boot

Of all gone wrong

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Great enemy

Of water, air

Of land, of sea

Of elk, of bear

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Of fish and fowl

Of oak and pine

Of hawk and owl

Of twig of vine

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Of cloud and rain

Of ice and snow

Of mountain chain

Of fjord and floe

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Of all that’s green

And by sun kissed

Of grain and bean

And morning mist

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What have we wrought

For money done?

What ruin brought

What web now spun

Sit back in thought

At what we’ve done

Yet doing nought

To make undone

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A century on

How will it be?

When much is gone

Imagine please

What will we breathe?

What will we drink?

What will we eat?

Just stop and think

Stop and think.

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And…will we

The wrecking ball

Even be?


Be missed at all?

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8 thoughts on “ELEGY FOR HUMANITY

  1. This is why our children have decided not to have children.


    Posted by leggypeggy | June 18, 2022, 7:05 pm
  2. With this metaphor, you have found the objective correlative of where were are right now (and into the future, it would appear):

    The iron boot
    Of all gone wrong.


    Posted by Liz Gauffreau | June 18, 2022, 7:02 pm
  3. Sobering and painful beyond words.


    Posted by SusanR | June 18, 2022, 6:04 pm

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