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We, the developed world, we rape

the rain forests for wood for middleclass homes,

we drill for oil in the Arctic wilderness for our own selfish greed.

We trawl the sees and take the fish for our fat bellies,

uncaring and naïve…

A dozen species are killed off every day, extinct

before their time and now no more but recent history.

Our atmosphere chokes on poison smog, ozone destroyed

sending UV rays down like laser bullets, skin cancer rife.

What will be next? Our world is part of us

but only I see that…

taking it for granted is a sin,

arrogant uncaring man raping her

like some two bit whore.



selfish manuseplanetabuse natureruin




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nick armbrister

Mon 10th Oct 2011 12:02


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Mon 10th Oct 2011 05:19

Ragged plastic bags of men,
corrugated steel in makeshift den,
bellies begging bring me bonee to chew,
for i haven't eaten for a week or two.

'we' are eating sunday lunch,
already bursting from a blow up brunch,
no time to let and digest mass,
while their skinny selves have had no faecal pass.

Why is it, why indeed,
do we sweat so much,
while their stomachs bleed?

The world is destroying itself nick, destroying itself with the greed of the west. Yet still while we are doing this their are peoples that cannot eat.

Top poem nick



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