Cynthia BuhainBaello

(November 17,1949 / Manila, Philippines)

An Epitaph For Man


While leaves are green and bright the sun
While water flows still pristine pure
Enjoy these blessings before they're gone
Fouled by greed and Man's erasure.

Dread the time when Earth shall be
Naked of all these fawn and fauna-
Devoid of things that we used to see
A denuded habitat of our enigma.

With all our man-made obliterations
The air itself will refuse our breathing,
Blowing up death in nuclear explosions
We live in a time, it's poison we're inhaling.

Masks will not do nor vaccines suffice,
Each day clicks the clock of our existence,
When Man shall be forty and then he will cease
Humanity's writing its evanescence.

So here we will lie and thus be remembered:
'This is the specie created for dominion
Over plants of the Earth, all creatures and herd,
Sadly he caused all of their destruction.'

All rights reserved ~~~Cynthia Buhain-Baello~~03.02.2014

Submitted: Sunday, March 02, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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