There is a Light

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Am I the only one who has noticed that the Earth is deteriorating beneath our fingertips...our world is falling apart and it feels like we can do nothing to stop it. But maybe there is something to look forward to?

Submitted: January 08, 2007

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There is a light

There there there

Is a light

 

It is held by

The kids that cry

Cry cry cry

Commit suicide

When they see

This Earth’s not where they want to be

As the world chokes with smog

We all sound like frogs

 

There’s not enough food

Biotechnology

Was enough for a while

But now we’re in need

 

Africans

South Asians

They're starving

No sustainment

 

We used to move forward

Technology, disease containment

But now we’ve moved backwards

Pesticides, we’ve contaminated—our  world

 

Los Angeles, San Francisco

Tokyo, City of Mexico

My God

Oh oh oh my God

No land visible from satellite dishes

The smoke and the smog

We’re killing the fish is

A dying breed

 

They’ve been overstretched

Over-fished, over over over

Lemmings are a rodent

They grow in such large populations

They see no discrepancies

Between themselves and others

Finding themselves insignificant

 

And there is no food

And so suicidal tendencies

The tendency to altruistically jump

Jump jump jump

Fall to their deaths from a clifftop

 

It feels like high school

We are pushed together

Crammed and jammed

In a pressure cooker

Of stress, we are seemingly insignificant

In that school of 3000 or more

And so we walk

Out the door and

Jump jump jump

Everything is gone

 

Because

The light

Has dimmed

And the world is just

A little fainter

 

But there is still a light

There there there

Is a light

 

Try to see it


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