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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What Have We Done?

What Have We Done?

Lying dormant underground a thief of life is waiting
To steal the breath from those unaware
Unknown to man until this time when care has not been taken
To save our souls from what is lying there

Now who is to say what can be done to stop the devastation
That spreads like fire among us one and all
As we discover that which we have done to live
Is now the very thing that heralds our own ending call

To live the lives that bring our ease we care not what we take
As we remove every resource from the ground
Then stand in shame when all goes wrong
When the sun goes down

We have burned a path among the trees and vines that protect us
Stolen the very air from our skies
And now we stand among the ruins of our own creation
Watching the Earth as we know it say goodbye

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010


  1. unbelievable post at a most difficult time in our history. it saddens me so. great poem by our dear friend neva, as always a talented poet!!!!!

  2. Thank you so much, Lorilynn. The situation is so devastating and the way it affects the wildlife just kills my soul! Sad, sad, time!

  3. yes, i know what you mean, i am in the same place as you are. just about kills me to see those poor innocent animals, birds,fish, wildlife...all because of our stupidity and they rely on us to keep them in their original clean habitat.

  4. (((Barbara))) Your image shocking - just as it should be and reflects so well what Neva says in her poem. Well done! It is terribly sad and says all about mankind's greed and carelessness.

  5. "Now who is to say what can be done to stop the devastation..."
    Oh, B., this poem is so touching and it fits so well with what we live now... :(

  6. Thank you, Giulia. Yes, a sad comment on our current problems.

  7. This time it's a sad image indeed. In my less cynical moments I think we might actually learn something from this.

  8. Neva is a wonderful poet, an inspirational post Barbara, thank you so much.

  9. Thank you, Montucky. Yes, I hope we learn from this also and hope it never happens again!

    Yes, Kate, Neva writes wonderful poetry and this one really hit home with me during this time when we are undergoing such horrors with this oil spill. Thank you!

  10. Sad. Poignant. Poem adds Punch.

  11. Thank you, Anna! Yes, Neva's poem is what set off this post. Lots of meaning for me and many others.

  12. How bad is it going to get I wonder? Your image reflects the present... What would your future image look like if this continues? Scary thought.

  13. Scary thought indeed, Preston! I can't even imagine what it would be like then to be able to make an image to represent it. Thank you for your comment! :)


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