Thursday, November 30, 2017

Turning Point: Action Required

Turning Point: Action Required
Ground waters run toxic
Poisonous chemicals color rivers and streams;
Ocean dead zones expand
As sea creatures struggle with our plastic waste.

Our lands are being stripped and broken;
In pursuit of fossil fuels that belch out greenhouse gasses.
Expanding housing and gleaning,
Strip the forests, farms and age-old civilizations.

The impoverished perish with
Spreading disease, desertification and rising vector lines;
The swelling of waters swamp fragile sea coats.

Chemicals, petroleum and nuclear accidents endanger entire ecosystems,
Extinctions accelerate.

Yet we continue to prevail destruction upon the sacred earth.

Land, sea, waters, air once pristine not long ago
Are wastelands expanding daily
To suffocate all life on Earth.

Warned by the Indigenous peoples of the world.
We wonder now with the knowledge of the perceptions foretold.
But who among us will stand?

There is only one world,
Every culture on earth has a sacred name for her.
Where humans migrated,
A word expressed love, sustenance, thanks
To the great, common Mother.
May we remember them now.

Toni Truesdale 2017
Earth Mother copyright 2001

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