A Poem About Our Fragile Planet Earth; Too late to cry

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Too Late to cry

If I could fly

I’d be a butterfly

I’d flutter my wings

And overthrow kings


If I could fly

And gravity defy

I’d be a Hummingbird

Agile, fragile and undeterred


If I could fly

Way up in the sky

An eagle I’d be

Gliding high and free


If only we could fly

We’d open our eyes

See through the disguise

In one voice decry-


Callousness and waste

Of this sacred place

That sustains life

And protect us from strife


If I could fly

Before I die

I’d hover above

And look down with love


The forest of rain

drenched in sadness and pain

Would evince her scars

Inflicted by wars

In a world gone insane.. she is crying Why....Oh Why

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© 2012 Jo Alexis-Hagues

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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Kim, thank you for taking a look, much appreciated. I really enjoyed "Moral Courage," it reminded me of this poem I wrote awhile ago. Maybe things will change one day. Bless you for the visit and wonderful comment. Jo.


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klidstone1970 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

Hi Jo. I made it over here like I promised. Very beautiful. I can see why you wanted me to read it. Quite similar to Moral Courage, isn't it! It is remarkable how close our vision of this is and am grinning ear to ear. I think we both deserve a pat on the back LOL. Best wishes, as always. Kim


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Wilderness, thank you so much for the comment and for stopping by. It appreciated, have a great day.


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wilderness 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

I'm not big on poetry, but this I like. "And scream out WHY" - well said.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Thank you Lisa, for the visit and the kind comment, well appreciated.


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LisaMarie724 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

"I’d flutter my wings And overthrow kings" I love the first verse. I only just discovered you on here after reading a comment you left on a hub of mine and I am sooo happy I have found you, I LOVE your poetry. In truth you are a butterfly and your words are you wings. I will def. be following you from here on out :)


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Love it! Thanks for sharing! Jamie


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Deborah, thank you very much for the visit and the comment, I'm so glad you liked it and I do appreciate that you took the time.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Hi Cos, nice to hear from another islander, my folks are from the jewel in Grenada's crown, how well do you know Carriacou? Thank you so much for the lovely comment, I'll be checking out your work later, already had a quick look but I'll be back.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

WOW.. this is beautiful and the song the music.. I love this.. the pictures. awesome hub..

voted way up

debbie


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Beautiful message tabusiness, love poems that speaks ,I have one of my own somewhere in there . Any way this is sweet, and it's saving our own lives.

Lovely song Songs say some much about the feelings of the writer, Love it.

Bless.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Capedium, I'm not familiar with the sung from you childhood, but if the poem evokes good memories, that is a plus. Glad you enjoyed it


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Frank, thank you for the kind comment, I'm so glad you liked it


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Thank you Ram, you're too kind.


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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

There is an adage that I use to always sing as a child "it is too late to cry when your head us caught off" so when I saw your Hub, I just quickly dive in, I knew it was going to be fun and educative.. Though I realize that though the meaning of my adage and your poem may be the same, the perceptive differ.. If I could, and I never taught I could.. Way to go.. Great Hub


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

I really like this piece and surprised on how well you've created it up and way awesome!


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rambansal 4 years ago from India

Beautiful, reflective of your pure soul...


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Kevin, You are very kind, thank you so much for the comment.


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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

Great read tobusiness,why can't everyone just get along, live and let live. I voted up and Beautiful, and I will share this with all my twitter and other contacts.If everyone dose this it will help your hub to be seen by many needed readers.


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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K Author

Wetnosedog, thank you very much for the lovely comment.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Poem and pix and video are all spectacular. For shame on the humans.I don't know why we think we make things better.

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