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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)

PELICANS IN FLIGHT: A PACIFIC-OCEAN SIGHT

THE HUMAN RACE

FLIGHT OF THE PELICANS

 

Thank God for the pelicans.

There they go.

All eight of them in a perfect row.

Skimming across the ocean

like bombers on a mission.

Whoops!

A trailer breaks off,

gains altitude,

then dives,

retracting its wings

just before the jarring,

splashing impact.

Curr-plunk!

Who designed these

magnificent feathered acrobats?

These clowns with big noses?

Suddenly, it bobs to the surface,

and floats for a moment

swallowing its meal.

Finally, with some effort,

it flaps those large,

powerful wings,

and like a

an ancient clipper ship,

lifts off.

Seeming to defy gravity

it gains altitude, circles,

then heads in the direction of its flock

which is lost in the distance.

Where does this

beautiful creature get

it’s navigational skills?

Just smart, I reckon.

 

Boots LeBaron

 

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