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What a Wonderful World - A Poem

Updated on May 28, 2012

I saw butterflies with machine guns

and the dolphins burning forests

I saw crocodiles dropping bombs

and the frogs polluting the air

I saw eagles firing missiles

and the penguins polluting the land

I saw bees driving tanks

and the tigers polluting the sea

I saw flowers killing children

and the trees building walls

oh, what a wonderful world!


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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A lovely poem with such an imagination

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A different take on what we're doing to the planet, reality turned on it's head; unfortunately, it is mankind destroying this wonderful ship floating around in space and waging war on its neighbors. You have a very distinctive style....interesting.

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      Asp52 4 years ago from England

      Great use of imagery and I like your style, voted up and beautiful.

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      peperuhi 6 years ago from Istanbul

      mant thanks for thinking about...very good

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      palyabuz 6 years ago from Turkey

      think about...

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      mottiandbander 6 years ago from Chd

      Nice words.

      Motti and bander

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      Dilip Chandra 6 years ago from India

      Thought provoking... simply the best, Very well written. Really good work!!

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      Laura Writes 6 years ago

      This is really good!'s a really creative way to point out what mankind (ahem...I mean, the "frogs") are doing to the environment!

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Giving Natures possessions an unwanted job.;)

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Very excellent irony!

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      Dao Hoa 7 years ago

      What a world we have!!!

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      Lita C. Malicdem 8 years ago from Philippines

      I enjoyed your poem, I read it in the reverse. Yes, because of man's wanton ways, he is doing a lot of damage to other creatures who have equal rights as he does to enjoy life in this habitat- the Planet Earth.

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      Kelly W. Patterson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      It actually reminds me of the scene in Good Morning Vietnam. I always thought that was a great use of the song.

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      The Old Hack 8 years ago

      Something to think about. Many thanks

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Very thought-provoking poem, nextstopjupiter. Sad how it's impossible to imagine any other creature torturing Nature other than man!

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      jayjay40 8 years ago from Bristol England

      I think this poem makes the point that the animals are suffering for man is doing to this planet- well done

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Interesting poem...I'd love to see something a little longer next time :=)