Legacy of the Human Race ( a poem of reconciliation)

What legacy...
What legacy...


This human intervention, of its brief interlude, if to be a legacy of its succession,

Perhaps, that of a denial, a forfeiture of all that's gone before, a dispossession?

Upon this planet man plants determined feet, as footprints of discord, of his grief,

Unnecessarily spoiling, wasteful habits embroiling, of a god, seemingly a disbelief.


that of our human race to be left behind us...
that of our human race to be left behind us...


What will be left of the air to be breathed, the breath of all life, as conceived,

Shall our oceans, their waters to be maligned, life eradicated, as is believed?

Could all green life forms be extracted, cut down, subtracted, in our own haste,

Will there ever be pure water to drink, so necessary, or only poisonous waste?

he future is now...
he future is now...


There may only be a legacy, if there are those left, the life forms to remain,

Might we annihilate our own, every last one, in non-inheritance, as insane?

Not providing for our youth, devoid of the simple truth, as this life, is in vane,

This country, where once all life mattered, now is so scattered, all in pain?


Is this life to be in vain.....
Is this life to be in vain.....


Through change, may we leave a record of our intent, that as if was heaven sent,

Stop polluting oceans, streams, burning bad fuels, where a cleanest life is meant.

Cease cutting in such huge numbers, our trees, providing us purest air to breathe,

Provide a finest legacy, our children to regard as destiny, an honor, ours to leave.


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Let us leave a wonderful legacy of our loving care for this world in which we are all a vital part.
Let us leave a wonderful legacy of our loving care for this world in which we are all a vital part.

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billybuc 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

Beautiful truths in this wake-up call....it's always a pleasure reading your heartfelt, powerful work.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

Thank you Bill my friend and blessings to you and yours. whonu


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Missy Smith 4 months ago from Florida

Great questions in this for us who read to really take notice and think about. That's what I like about the things you write; they wake us up and give us something truly important to ponder, and hopefully make us want to start making a change. I am not beyond saying I could even do much better at preserving nature and our livelihood. For me, I believe it's a matter of trying to make time to notice things more. Stop and smell the roses, instead of being too occupied with other stuff to not see them at all.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

Thank you Missy. Your reviews are always so welcomed. You make me inspired to write more. When other talented writers give you positive comments it makes all the difference. Thanks again. whonu


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shprd74 4 months ago from Bangalore

Nicely written whonu. Wonderful.

Pl check my take on this subject in my poem.

http://hubpages.com/literature/No-more-Evolution

- hari


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

Nicely done my friend. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

A wonderful write. Nicely penned.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Gypsy. Blessings. whonu


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teaches12345 4 months ago

Your words ring truth to my ears. Thank you.


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whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and many blessings to you and family. whonu

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