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THOUGHTS ABOUT CIVILIZATION’S POLLUTERS !

THE HUMAN RACE

THOUGHTS FROM THE MANHATTAN BEACH PIER!

 

As I sit and sight dolphins

Cruising by the pier,

Cutting through Pacific waters,

So far and yet so near.

 

As I watch the surfers riding waves

Not damaging the shore,

I find the two are close of kin,

This world they do adore.

 

Yet, the dolphins must survive in those

very waters polluted by the human race.

So it’s brother hurting brother,

What an ecological disgrace.

 

When we look across the ocean

And breath the air so sweet,

Why can’t we seem to comprehend

That we’re desecrating nature’s treat?

 

The skies, the Earth, pelicans in flight,

This gift of life is so profound.

What does it take to make us aware

That we’re treading on sacred ground?

 

If we’re only a speck in the universe,

Is that too overwhelming to perceive?

This World is ours to care and share.

That’s a truth we’d better believe!

 

— Boots LeBaron —

 

HOW DO WE STOP DESECRATING TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT? GOT ME!

THE HUMAN RACE

THOUGHTS FROM MY BENCH AT THE PIER!

 

As I sit and watch the dolphins

Cruising by the pier,

Cutting through the waters,

So far and yet so near.

 

As I watch the surfers ride the waves,

Not damaging the shore,

I find the two are close of kin,

This world they do adore.

 

Yet the dolphins must survive in

Waters polluted by the human race.

So it’s brother hurting brother,

What an ecological disgrace.

 

When we look across the waters

And breathe the air so sweet,

Why can’t we seem to comprehend

We’re desecrating nature’s treat?

We admire the skies, the Earth and seas,

The playground where we abound.

What must it take to convince us folks,

We’re treading on sacred ground?

 

A tiny speck in the universe, we are.

Is that truth so difficult  to conceive?

Earth belongs to  every living creature.

That’s a reality you’d better believe!

 

— Boots LeBaron —

 (Boots’ book, “THE HUMAN RACE,” is available

on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon.  It contains

stories about real people, light poetry and essays)

HUMANITY’S SUFFOCATING OUR OWN BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

THE HUMAN RACE

 

GREED, VIOLENCE, CORRUPTION GROW ON EARTH LIKE FLOWERS IN THE SUN

 

      There’s such an abundance of glorious things to mutilate, decimate and pillage on Earth, is it any wonder why greed, violence and corruption flourish here like flowers in the sun?  

     Since humankind’s monetary system plays such an integral role in civilization’s scheme of things, and since life (human and other animal species) has come to be regarded as expendable, the Homo sapient has quickly learned how to kill without conscience, without regret, without cause — even without hate.

     Sometimes we kill for profit. Sometimes for retribution. Oh, yes, we are Earth’s wondrous two-legged creatures with superior intellects that are proving to be so inferior. For centuries we have been swarming across the globe, spitting in the eye of Mother Nature, multiplying like beatles, tearing down forests, building and firing murderous weapons, constantly developing new technology, polluting rivers, streams and oceans as well as the air we breath, and in myriad ways suffocating our own brothers and sisters.

     Wow! We are such brilliant opportunists. By the time we make Planet Earth uninhabitable, perhaps we will have found another virgin planet to destroy. Or, maybe, because of the catastrophe we wrought upon ourselves and the others we share this sphere with, we will by then have learned to care. And even to sacrifice our creature comforts.

     Hopefully, it won’t be too late.

 

              — Boots LeBaron

(THE HUMAN RACE written by Boots is a self-help book

containing humor as well asinspirational interviews,

light poetry and essays about life, love, showbiz, art,

 courage, death and the workplace. It’s for sale on

Kindle and on Amazon in paperback)

            

SPARK IN SKY SPARKS A THOUGHT IN THIS GUY!

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IS EARTH EVERY FOOL’S PARADISE? YOU BET’CHA!

THE HUMAN RACE

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE HEADED?

 

Not knowing that we’ve

been living in Paradise, fools

(that includes all of mankind)

have been frolicking here

since our first breath of life.

Hard to believe?  Look around.

We’re everywhere.  Since we’ve

created this mess, we’re obligated

to co-exist with our own species!

Unless you’re an astronaut,

Earth is the only place

  available to earthlings.

So, the “civilized” has no alternative 

than to try to share this place

with anybody and everybody.

There’s nothing avaliable on Venus. 

So don’t buy tickets.  Venus might

be a mythical love goddess, but

that doesn’t mean she has

condos to let.  Somehow, we

all must cope with our menacing

nightmares and heartaches.

To name a few:  war. greed.

 street violence, the polluted

 atmosphere, water shortage,

an anemic ecosystem, hunger,

 disease, enviromental apathy,

You name it.  We’ve got it.

We are living in the midst

of a  human tragedy of

our own making.  But don’t

give up.  Hope for our society

is just over the disappearing

horizon.    Think positive.

But don’t blink.  Challenge is

 what makes our survival as

individuals so electrifyingly

eloquent.  Without the need

to serve our material comforts

first, human existence wouldn’t

be so profusely screwed up.

No matter how trivial or

ridiculous, life on our

Planet must be taken at

least somewhat seriously.

So live and weep, citizens.

Live and weep and try to

enjoy this brief journey.

There’re billions of us

scurrying around on this

 over-populated merry-

go-roundFace it:  Nobody

lives forever.  Rather than  make

the worst of it, build a 

 perspective.  Get pissed at

the self-serving  corporations

that dominate Wall Street,    Then

try scrutinizing the predicament

we’ve  got ourselves into

right here in Paradise.

Ain’t life a hoot?

 

— Boots LeBaron —

(Boots’ book, “THE HUMAN RACE,” is available

on Kindle and in paperback on Amazon)

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