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Technology Run Amok
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!
© C. Elizabeth Carl 2-10-90
© (rev).C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias 5-5-2010
© (rev) 10/12/10; 1-21-12