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The Protectors

THE PROTECTORS

They had stood over me since my birth

Watching, Protecting

Heads bowed in respectful silence

Friends who gave so much

Yet asked for nothing

 

I grew up sheltered by their love

Safe in their strength

Knowing that one day

I too would stand high

And bask in the light of life

 

Eventually they fell

One by one

Giving more light each time

Al...

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Earth's sword

Earth is a curious place.  Sunrise evokes awe

in those who watch a day’s waking hour.  To survive

that day, or consecutive days, we’re totally

reliant upon our ingenuity and

the society we’ve built.  Were it not for our

technology, logistics and planning, many

of us would not be here.  Earth’s beauty hides this harsh,

double edged sword.  Something so beautiful can be

letha...

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Accidents Will Happen

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For all the aging punks . With apologies to Elvis Costello.

 

Oh I just don't know where to begin:

we don't want it forever

so it's now or never.

We should keep them hanging on

till the investors have gone

and make sure they can’t get in

without a police chaperone.

 

chorus:

 

Because accidents will happen

if we let the frackers win

and we’ll all be the vi...

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Desertification

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I'm posting this after reading Chris Hubbard's poem about the Nullabour.

(Photo: my hubby and daughter at the launch of the anthology where this poem was first published.)

 

Desertification

 

before cultivation the water flowed

bouncing on leaves falling, falling

to pool on fertile forest floor below

 

before cultivation the water flowed

flora bursting with life and c...

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Bigfoot

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I’ve left my clomping prints on every shore 
since Africa was Eden in my youth. 
The sand will bear my dent for evermore. 

I chewed-up gum-trees with my baby jaw 
and bit the dry red heart with my first tooth. 
I’ve left my clomping prints on every shore. 

Europe roused my growing thirst for war. 
Her spirit fired me up, one hundred proof. 
The sand will bear my dent for evermore. 

...

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END OF HISTORY SALE!

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FINAL DAYS!  TOTAL CLEARANCE!!

The END OF HISTORY SALE is Now On!!!

Buy this planet!  *slightly damaged

When it’s gone it’s gone.

 

It’s a massive,  one-off sale sensation.

Conservation?  Don’t be conned!

We’ve got the whole world for exploitation!

When it’s gone it’s gone.

 

Buy this beautiful hardwood foot-rest!

Timber sourced from the Amazon:

the world’s grea...

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Six Degrees

At one degree the western plains 
of the US will be starved of rain,
Bankrupted farmers will pack up and flee
as desert restakes its claim.
There'll be no ice cap on the Arctic,
we'll lose the rivers of Kilimanjaro,
and frost that keeps the Alps secure 
won't do it any more.
The Barrier Reef will bleach and die,
mountain animals will reach the sky
chasing the cool, and those that can't f...

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Faced With Tomorrow

Deep inside my swollen body, she kicks

.A tiny survivor, a fighter, a warrior queen,

So small yet she's ready to take on the universe...

...yet I feel guilt at bringing her into a world so unclean.

 

She knows not yet that she faces a future

So shaky, so insecure and unknown.

I'll love and protect her with a tigress ferocity,

But I can only do so much, one day she'll be gro...

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Press Pause - an environmental poem

 

Brave was our fight, just to survive
To hunt, to gather, then farm.
Our numbers so small, survival so special,
Don't press pause now, or you'll cause us harm.
 
Our tribal ancestors rose and spread 
Touching and burning each day
Through land and resources, learning some balance,
Can we press pause now? - No way!
 
Centuries pass, and we learn to mas...

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The Bride of Necklace of Tales

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By: Ali Taha Alnobani To the leaders of our world © 2011 by Ali Taha Alnobani
Thus the sea was
A bride who has a necklace of tales
A world of love
Dancing in dales
And a glass of wine
Sparkling of delight
In her loosely might
Blue and white
She was yours
She was mine
****
Thus love was
Two warm hands under a...

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The Ole Fishin Hole (Haiku)

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The ole fishin hole

Toss a stone it make ripples

Water has turned green.

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White Horses are coming

 

Towering tall chimneys reach to the sky

Each giant reaching with arms tall and high

Soot filled fingers smother the city dry

Colours are gone so wave them good bye

White horses are coming

 

The car standing alone has come to its doom

The exhaust breathing its own cloud of gloom

The green grass of home was once in full bloom

Now lies blackened by the car...

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Nutty Squirrel

This squirrel is crunchy nuts

like Kellogs.

He's oats so crazy.

 

He makes Hammy look

placid, docile.

And with a cheeky smile

wrecks havoc on Hampshire.

 

It'll take more than a New Forest

to stop this rabid squirrel.

He subjugates snails

and bullies badgers.

 

Bonkers, he th...

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