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(07 April 1950 / London)

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This Earth's Tiny Plot

Oh’ how rolls that deep blue sea
What tales it could tell you and me
Its constant rolling, its breaking spray
In the moonlight at the end of the day.

Oh’ land what changes you have seen
Your woods and rolling hills of green.
Land under the plough being tilled
By farmers who, strong willed

Rotate their crops in all seasons
Their year dictated by all reason.
Fields harvested now industrialised
That farming now is marginalised.

Settlements aeons now passed
Middle age villages now grassed.
They melted in the mist of time
Lives lived through ages rhyme.

Of the future what tales will tell
And what ideas will they sell
To future generations to blot
Upon this earths tiny plot.

Submitted: Monday, April 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013


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People abuse the earth in every way. Destroying animal habitats and polluting earth sea and sky.

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  • Joan Smith (5/5/2013 5:37:00 AM)

    Another nice reflection of this poets mind. He is able to see, look and inform us in a very nice way. Well written David. Joan Smith

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  • Kevin Halls (4/14/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    A well written poem David, and spot on too.
    As someone who loves the outdoors I agree with all what you have said.
    Well penned!

  • Neela Nath (4/10/2013 8:30:00 PM)

    Very true. Our idiocy is the cause of our doom.We are breaking the rhythm of Nature.we claim we are the most intelligent creature.Thanks for focusing on this burning problem.

  • Anthony Di''anno (4/10/2013 9:31:00 AM)

    Very well written David. There is a lot to be said for the way we used to farm. Not only did it provide employment for many it also provided community spirit. We ate well and we kept fit. We were strong and we were healthy. We were self reliant. We worked in harmony with nature not against it. Nowadays we poison the land and waterways. We poison the earth. We poison the wildlife. We poison ourselves and each other. Monsanto play a major part in this through their seeds and pesticides. We are killing our world and all the good it contains.
    Thank you for your words.

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/9/2013 3:39:00 AM)

    Well written we are gliding and think about present so selfish we are Thanx David a good poem 4th and 5th stanza very bold

  • Valerie Dohren (4/8/2013 1:13:00 PM)

    Man is destroying his environment in the pursuit of wealth - great write David.

  • Dave Walker (4/8/2013 11:52:00 AM)

    A great poem as the years pass there is less to protect.
    In the end there will be nothing left.

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