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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Shot Wednesday- Week 32 Hosted by Moondustwriter

The Folly of Man

The water is my home,
it is wonderfully vast,
the land my only border,
my days are a blast.
My food is always plenty,
my family always near,
my home is my kingdom
there is nothing that I fear.

But that now has changed
for there is something amiss,
my family is dying...
what is all of this ?
It's heavy and dark
and I can not breathe,
I can't get it off,
I just can't believe...

That my pod is all dying,
my home is now too,
our food makes us sick,
there's nothing we can do.
We heard it's the humans
that made this big mess,
now it's killing our home,
they dont care about us...

They intrude in our home,
drill deep in our beds,
take from us without care,
somethings wrong with their heads...
it's as if they dont know
the effects they create,
then something goes wrong,
it's all part of fate....

If you take from the circle,
you must give something back,
but, they've taken so much,
we've stopped keeping track.
We stay out of their reach
as best as we can,
but we can not escape
this latest folly of man.



  1. if you take from the circle you must give something true that is...nice write

  2. Taking, taking, taking...that's what man always seems to be doing. For self-appointed "caretakers" of the planet we certainly aren't doing a very fine job. Yet so many never put a second thought to your words, "if you take from the circle, you must give something back;" they just keep on taking and expect the world. And so many won't give the animals or the bugs or anything else a second thought, till there's none left to eat or to grow or to watch in a zoo.

    True sentiments, too painfully true - what follies we sow.

  3. How you put the way others see the world,be they animal or human,in such flowing words and truth is beyond my comprehension.Don't ever stop,for if you do the world would lose.

  4. Hi JL&B I am now a follower of your blog and I am so glad.. This is such a meaningful poem. I love it and your blog. I will surely visit often. Susie

  5. JL, love this write...oh so true, we must listen to the animals, look them right in their eyes, for there we will find the answers...Helena ~.^