Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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SUSTAINABILITY
It’s not just about today, tomorrow counts for sure;
One billion, two billion, how many of us will survive;
Should we continue thus to wage war?
Who will plant the trees in which our forests thrive?
Are we that selfish, not to taste the reward
To the lips of our children, yet to be born, to suckle
Their worth, in dynamic faith of future accord;
Oh but we must, we must learn peace the art of cuddle
Right here where goodness was wrought
© gillena cox 2015




Written in response to Susan's prompt today
Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Sustainability

30 comments:

  1. Indeed we must learn peace and the art of cuddle. Nicely penned :)

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  2. Yes! The earth is inherently good and we must be inspired by its goodness. Nice words!

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  3. Cuddling and planting we need more of the good stuff. Thanks Gillena

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  4. Oh my!
    "To the lips of our children, yet to be born, to suckle
    Their worth, in dynamic faith of future accord;"
    I feel such passion and I am right there with you!

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  5. Are we that selfish, not to taste the reward
    To the lips of our children, yet to be born, to suckle
    Their worth, in dynamic faith of future accord;
    Oh but we must, we must learn peace the art of cuddle
    Right here where goodness was wrought..

    I too can feel the raging passion.. flowing through these verses.. an excellent piece of work :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  6. Yes, I feel your words. We must make haste! Plant trees before they all are gone.

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  7. I wonder if mankind has ever really thought about the future. Everything is just for now while the rest of nature keeps plodding on the old ways that has ensured survival except by interference or disaster. Now we are that disaster. Very moving piece Gillena.

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  8. heartfelt words...i wonder if there is still time....

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  9. ah yes a million dollar question Sumana

    much love...

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  10. I love that video (along with the poem) ...it felt like running through a dream...hoping for that cuddle

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    1. thanks for your appreciation Jae

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    1. happy you dropped in GL

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  12. Gillena,

    Respect does of course begin at home; from there education must direct future generations. Our ways have damaged so much, so far..
    Eileen

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  13. This is a lovely poem. I like that it invokes thoughts about our children. That's something that concerns me so much.

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  14. Passionate poem! Peace and Love :)x

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  15. We must indeed - but will we? Your poem becomes a prayer — may it come true!

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  16. Lovely, Gillena. The trees that make the forest must replanted and replenished and we humans must learn to love one another under their shade.

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