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LAVENDER ROSE SHALL NEVER DIE

Lavender Rose Shall Never Die.

By

Boots LeBaron
Husband, Father, Papa and friend to All.

 

RIP (7/10/1932-8/25/2017)  

 

Photo by Beau LeBaron May25th 2012, Rose in my Back Yard Brea CA

Lavender rose,
with the sun filterring through your frail petals,
I hate to see you go.
Bending so pitifully on that prickly stem
with your green leaves rusting yellow,
you are still worthy of great admiration.
In these last moments of existence,
you remain fragrant and memorably exquisite.
Knowing that your time has come
stings my conscience
with an indescribable melancholy.
What a void your absence will create.

 

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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)

            

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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