The Death of Life

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Just food for thought harvested from the growing discarded piles of wastefulness... I confess - Guilty as self-convicted

The Death of Life


I picked up a handful of dirt and it felt dirty… I tried to taste the air and it was bitter, and I dare not rinse off or swallow for the water has a sting!


Where have all the flowers gone, besides being harvested to die within glass coffins -


as EaRtH is plucked for the compound of its soul, de-oxynated each day as humans invent new toys of creation –  sacrificing the ElementS of time and future for the present day enjoyment of artificial advancement.


We like pretty things, as we build higher than the mountains; stealing away natural foundations to stand rigid in amazement of steel monuments.


Can space exists without stars, or is it that we can’t see the heavens beyond the smeared gray that is painted permanently upon the face of our atmosphere?


Why replicate DNA in the grand illusion of mass producing life, all while cooking up lethal concoctions with recipes that borrow ingredients from nature's breath?


Techno – calities ever changing the commonalities of existence.


Is there any resistance to plant new seeds of green, instead of weeping from what we sow through artificial insemination?


Now, let us bow our heads and close our blind eyes in a second of silence for the Death of Life – as the grains of the broken hour glass turn to quick~sand

 

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mustascheman commented on The Death of Life

12-08-2010

Insightful...as well as dark...remember; sometimes to create life there has to be a certain amount of death first.

soulwriter

12/10/2010

I wrote this one with full conviction for I too can be guilty however I am trying to awaken my spirit of preservation as well as to yell foul - for all the masses who just don't give a dam#! Thank you for your worthful comments. Soul / jeff

Kanicki commented on The Death of Life

12-08-2010

This is brilliant and a masterpiece! This one goes to the top of my favorites; I couldn't agree more with your ever word. God our Father and Mother Nature rules should we continue to ignore the divine and live outside our nature....we're finished! Wonderful, Excellent work, well done and the message is so profound and powerful! 10X10 my friend.

soulwriter

12/16/2010

Your comments are more than kind - and oh when will human kind wake up... I have to catch myself dozing all the time, but then I see the reality painfully in front of me. thx Soul

Kanicki

12/16/2010

Soulwriter - You asked mighty questions; many enlightened beings asked the same. This is what I mean when most often I end my comments with peace, light and love...these are the essential elements the human race must awaken to...that's why I put it out there and send it to my fellow brothers and sisters...so my friend...here's sending you - Peace Light and Love.

knight4696 commented on The Death of Life

12-08-2010

Soul my man... Great write! It leaves me to ponder .. just what will be left for future generations at the rate we are going .. from nuclear waste to landfills to oil spills ... it's scares the hell outta me. Great write pal! :) Ken

Bobbie876 commented on The Death of Life

10-12-2010

love it !!!! techno- calities often cause fatalities right? we slowly destroy the earth and ourselves...such a waste....great write

soulwriter

10/13/2010

Such a waste over and over and one day perhaps it will ALL stop - oh, but then that would mean it's too LATE. Thank YOU

klassik commented on The Death of Life

07-07-2010

You never cease to amaze me! Poetic voice! .

soulwriter

07/07/2010

What a great compliment for which I am humbled to receive! Thank YOU

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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