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Technology Run Amok

Updated on January 21, 2012
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz | Source

History of This Poem

Although this poem was originally written back in 1990--its message is as timely and urgent today, perhaps more so! It's been updated once or twice since then, but only slightly.

Earth is Dying: Technology Run Amok

The shaking's done--the well's run dry.

The oil is spilled, we've clogged the sky.

The ozone's broken:

a great black hole sits poised, (they say)

To suck away our atmosphere.


The politicians don't care--

They see only the now--and not the later

Corrupted thinking, bribes and greed now rule their hearts:

We must not let them win!


It must be asked:

How is it we have the technology

To break the planet,

But not to fix it?


The gods save us please, from ourselves!

Revision History


© C. Elizabeth Carl 2-10-90

© (rev).C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias 5-5-2010

© (rev) 10/12/10; 1-21-12



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