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Date Added: November 13, 2008 03:11:55 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Enemy.
From the jungles of Malaysia
To the deserts of Iran
The world now fights an enemy
For which it has no plan
For years we feared invasion
Though in truth with little case
For the enemy was always here
Not out there in Outer Space
We started off with Eden
What inprovements did we make
There was an unknown world out there
So we filled it full of hate
We stained the earth with crimson red
Filled the valleys full of tears
Turned the fertile into barren
With our wars that last for years
Yes the world now fights an enemy
With a self destructive plan
As we march towards extinction
For that enemy is Man.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on November 20, 2011 05:44:34 PM Report
A bold poem.  A bold poet.  Even a soldier of sorts:  here is the person who fights for the right.  We need to express our dismay -- our endless shock -- but seems who listen are not who should.  Let no one fool himself.  The bloody fighters, most of the time, are not fighting for a cause.  They fight because they WANT to; then they give excuse.  I 'm afraid there be no end.  Nevertheless, a strong poem.  Great rhythm and rhyme. --David
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on November 18, 2008 06:51:45 PM Report
Great metering, Graham..Real pro stuff, buddy...I think our biggest problem is that, at our core, we are still primative, territorial animals. It's a serious race to grow up before we blow up...len
Comment By: PremiumBruce A. Peaslee on November 17, 2008 06:55:11 AM Report
Graham -  As Pogo once said, We have seen the enemy and he is us",  This poem hit at a truth that most don't seem to understand.  We blame God, the Stars, our neighbors but never the real culprit ... US!.  The truth is,

the expression, " The devil made me do it." is not entirely true, Man will do it all on his own, the devil just cheers him on.   Provocative write.

 

---Poetrydad---

Comment By: FreeKenneth Hoffman on November 16, 2008 04:54:07 PM Report
My kind of poem.  The message is clear and the rhyming magnificent.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on November 13, 2008 07:22:13 PM Report
Sir Graham,
 This is amazing to read and the truth just stabs the heart... Man who is so smart?? He will kill us all!!
Oh, I could get on a soap box..but I will be a good girl!
I am very opinionated woman!!
 I love your poems my dear friend...
Hugs and Love ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on November 13, 2008 02:48:44 PM Report
Man always finds a way to destroy the good things that surround us.  I wonder when enough is enough.  Enjoyed your poetry.

 

 

Comment By: FreeAngel on November 13, 2008 12:51:02 PM Report
It is good for nothing like the saying goes Graham. This was a wonderful poem full of truth

 

Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on November 13, 2008 12:46:29 PM Report
Indeed Graham...

This world is in a sad old state.  I wouldn't blame the platypus or the hummingbird, either.

Poignantly written my friend-

Hugs,
pamela

Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 13, 2008 11:53:01 AM Report
A down to truth write here, Graham.. Sad that we had done so much to this country, even planet, that it has come to the point of our own self destruction...

 

Great write, as all of your pieces are...

 

 

Hugs,

MoonStar

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on November 13, 2008 10:39:29 AM Report
There is an increasing awareness of man's destructive ways and some effort is being made to wise up, clean up and stand up for Mother Earth. Sadly, some of the damage is irreversible...prevention may be the only solution from here on in. Great post Graham.

 

~Barbara~

Comment By: FreeMary on November 13, 2008 10:05:48 AM Report
speechless nicely written man has detroyed our earth indeed but yet has time to rebuild it...wonderful write

MAryann

Comment By: Freeb doneff on November 13, 2008 07:30:08 AM Report
This was surely a sad write Graham, as the truth hurts. We are destroyers of much, and it constantly amazes me that our poor earth, and human kind as a general rule, continue to persevere in the face of it. We destroy each other, and the very planet we live on. We will stop at nothing, until we are faced with the inevitable. Then will we sit around scratching our heads and singing the blues I suppose. Oh indeed we are great on many things, but kindness to each other, and Mother Earth, is short in quantity.
Well said, well written.
B

Comment By: FreeGlata on November 13, 2008 03:31:22 AM Report
A truer poem was never written, Graham! You're so very right...Humankind is set on destroying itself...Hell-bent on it, in fact!

Why can't we...as a "dominant race"...SEE just what it is we're doing and reverse it? Because it would cut into our comfort zones, I suppose...

VERY well written, as always...

Hugs and sighs...

Glata





 


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