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Climate Change

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Earth as our landlord

A notice was given

Broken agreements

Eviction is imminent

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Don Matthews

Sun 8th Sep 2019 03:36

Societal norms are falling down
Respect is hitting, close, the ground
I'm for me and me for I
Tooth for tooth and eye for eye

Societal norms are crumbling fast
Ash to ash and dust to dust
Dollar rules, to hell with you
I come first, sorry you

Societal norms, shit, what are they?
Fancy title, thought up hey?
Get real poet, be my guest
Grab for you and damn the rest

And the earth sighed......

As did the poet....

And God......

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 7th Sep 2019 21:24

Thanks Devon yes societal norms are quickly falling by the wayside, and you have definitely given me something to ponder over in terms of future writing material.

Devon Brock

Sat 7th Sep 2019 21:05


This is little off topic. But you bring up an interesting point. There are many societal norms that seem to be foundering these days, or have been for quite awhile. You bring up the "Law of Reciprocity". An unwritten law, but one that binds people into community. There is also the "Law of Hospitality". I am in your house right now. You have granted me food (for thought), as such the law dictates. It is my responsibility to treat your house and your graciousness with respect and gratitude, as such the law dictates. With that in mind, perhaps you could put together a piece on these unwritten laws. I am certain that we all could use a reminder.



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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 7th Sep 2019 21:00

Brian perhaps I should say reciprocity is a mechanism, a norm we know we should abide by. I agree it's not happening enough, hence the state of the world right now.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 7th Sep 2019 20:56

Thanks for poem Nigel and for reading

<Deleted User> (18980)

Sat 7th Sep 2019 20:29

Unfortunately Ruth the law to which you refer is not a law at all...would that it was. It is merely an aspiration and takes a high level of cooperation to enforce, which is not happening.

Robert Mann

Sat 7th Sep 2019 14:35

Ruth - can I direct you to my piece 'Pact', which I have reposted today. I share your concerns over what we are doing to this planet, especially in light of the recent, deliberately set, fires in the Amazon and areas of Africa. The deforestation to clear for agriculture, including the proliferation of palm oil farms in Asia, is surely the most counter-productive destruction of resources. As usual, some people are getting very rich, but at what cost to the rest? Keep on protesting!

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Nigel Astell

Sat 7th Sep 2019 14:24

Sooner than Later

We get told
recycle,recycle recycle
to save our
dear beloved Earth
but if unnatural
gases have taken
over our planet
eviction could come
sooner than later.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 7th Sep 2019 13:46

Brian I'm referring to the universal law of reciprocity

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 7th Sep 2019 13:44

Nice one Don - deserves to be a main post

<Deleted User> (18980)

Sat 7th Sep 2019 13:18

What agreement Ruth? For those who believe, Man was given dominion over everything and could do as he he has!

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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Sep 2019 13:08

You've sparked me off Ruth.

Earthlings take note
I've offered myself
You've damaged me so
You've plundered my wealth

You'd better start thinking
And stop all this greed
I'll stop all my offerings
No more will I feed

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