If We Could (a poem of inspiration)

Are we headed toward self destruction?
Are we headed toward self destruction?
Will the moon shine on a renewed earth one day...
Will the moon shine on a renewed earth one day...
What of our futures...that of our children, their legacy...
What of our futures...that of our children, their legacy...
What we do today. to be reflected on tomorrow's outcome...
What we do today. to be reflected on tomorrow's outcome...
Can our plant life and creatures on this planet survive very long as we continue to produce waste and pollute the air and water?
Can our plant life and creatures on this planet survive very long as we continue to produce waste and pollute the air and water?
We cannot allow the wanton waste and extreme pollution that has already changed this world to irretrievable limits...
We cannot allow the wanton waste and extreme pollution that has already changed this world to irretrievable limits...


If we could erase just one hundred years,

Ten thousand more never to be enough,

The wrongful waste, the despoiling of air,

And for this, those sent only a mild rebuff.


Poisoning the oceans, and foul water to drink,

Death of all our creatures... if only we think.

When will this maniacal self destruction to end,

A reclaiming of our world, then to begin?


Why must a few to decide best for the world,

As into the torment, we all are so hurled?

A never ending cycle, dilemma, without end,

More waste is produced, never to transcend.


Must now the earth be left then to cleanse itself,

Never addressing our wrongs, just set on a shelf?

Not taking the lead and leaving all to the wind,

While the future of our children, on us to depend.


Shall we all now meet that point of no return,

As stars shine in the night, our sun to still burn?

Will there be any life on this earth, in future days,

A positive outcome, only, if we change our ways?





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Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful and inspirational poetry. The world as one definitely needs to change their ways.


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so much my friend and blessings on this fine Autumn morning. whonu


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Monis Mas 12 months ago

Let's hope the world still will be around for centuries to come, for our children and grandchildren. Powerful poem!


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Yes my friend, all we can do is hope and pray. Thank you for your review. whonu


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aviannovice 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

There's a lot to do, but we can certainly help. If we can use less oil, that will be a huge step in the right direction.


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bravewarrior 12 months ago from Central Florida

If we think and act positively, we can create change. All we hear about now is how ugly the world has become. Frankly, I'm sick of hearing it. Rather than mourn what's lost and dwell on the negative, change the mindset to a positive on and act accordingly.

We have a choice. We always have and always will. It's what choices we make that make a difference.

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