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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Genetically Modified

Rating: 3.6
Man with a crab claw
baby with a snout
no more butterflies
G.M.engineered them out
testing, altering, sterilizing seeds
wipe out those pest infested fields
increase farmers annual yields
while money gets greener
gods creatures disappear
criss cross pollination
'humm, let's see'
feed it to the 3rd world's
hungry suffering-
human guinea pigs
sow and care
for seeds that won't
bare harvest next year
and generations later
we may see
our species changing
while we're still eating
delicious french fries
spliced with pig gene
now taste this
it will open your eyes
are we still human
or are we evolving
a new species
whose future will witness
physical changes
that start to resemble
a gathering at a
star trek convention
money gets greener
but in the process
we loose the balance
between man and nature
will there come a day
when we'll tell our
grand kids
'When I was young
I could save seeds-
put them in the ground
and they'd grow for me'?


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COMMENTS
Sharjah Khan 25 September 2019
Great poem loved it it helps me with my exhibition at school.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 05 February 2016
This reminds the popular saying, as you sow, so you will reap. Thanks for sharing such a nice poem.10++
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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 05 February 2016
feed it to the 3rd world's hungry suffering- human guinea pigs Though it is true to certain extent, a great pain is put on the people of the rich nations genetically..For example: use of the leaded petrol in USA since late 20th century 2. use of anti morning sickness drug prescribed to the pregnant women of the western countries in 1958 resulted with kids born missing limb 3. random use of heroine hydro chloride for pain during world war 2 and many many more.. very good poem, concerning genetically modified crops and the possible mutation in the genes of the human, but here everyone of us, the consumers are the guinea pigs..Thank you Adryan
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M Asim Nehal 05 February 2016
'When I was young I could save seeds- put them in the ground and they'd grow for me'?
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Souren Mondal 05 February 2016
[...]money gets greener but in the process we loose the balance between man and nature[...] Very true lines.. Our greed is gradually eating up our future, and sadly we have very little ethics left in us.. Thank you for sharing.
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Stephen W 05 February 2016
Excellent! It's a tragic fate for humanity, I fear.
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 05 February 2016
Very pertinent subject to write poems on. Genetic engineering was a scientists' concern all this time. Poets too can voice their views to the society. You have done it. Well done, and congratulations for your positioning.
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 February 2016
Problems of the world! All done by mankind. Nice work.
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