We are a species of intelligence superior
With the audacity to transform nature-
We take freely from the earth its treasures
And modify them aggressively for our pleasures.
The fruits of the earth are not always perfect
We know it, but why should we this fact accept
The food we eat should epitomize perfection
For which we have created genetic modification
So we get used to fruits bigger and juicier
They all look the same, not one is peculiar
Our breads are much softer and fluffier
Thanks to hybridization over the years..
We have taken fossil fuels freely from earth
They are like liquid gold in their worth
Our carbon footprints have increased in size
And global warming is making the oceans rise…
How can I not mention destructive nuclear power
Genetic mutations are caused by radioactive showers
The soil is poisoned for eons to come-
This is regarded as success by some..
But every infringement exacts a price
The earth has been suffering, it’s not always nice
Thus unpredictable weather patterns we see
Hail from an earth disappointed in humanity
We need to remember we cannot bite
The hand that feeds us, or else it would fight
In retaliation- cataclysmic events might occur
We need to stop this mindless plunder!
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Well said! 🙂
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