Ken e Hall

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Fatal Attraction


Oh... From mother earths beginning I was there born
My arms forever held in welcome gesture
My backbone rings its annual display as
I stand steadfast, fingered roots grip deep beneath this earth
Thru tempest rain and fire
I will grow again
I can live growing a thousand years or more
My ageing years do not condemn I grow stronger
Born so wealthy in happiness as a multitude of life lives within my canopy
Mother earth’s lungs dwell within
Consuming monoxides ‘carbon, expelling life’s oxygen for every life
Of man his dog plants food and rivers flowing to the sea
Why cut me down to cut the hand that feeds them...Fatal attraction
Why stack me along the freeway for
Young men that have again a fatal attraction and
Wrap their cars around me?
Global warming is a warning
Carbon slush is killing us softly
Oh for a leader to speak out and shout
We can do this and do something like a man
Educate eradicate travel on a recycle and
Remember the poles are melting!

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Edited: Monday, November 11, 2013

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No 1 carbon polluter China No2 USA, Children of the World No2 Billion

Comments about this poem (Fatal Attraction by Ken e Hall )

  • Gold Star - 37,362 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/13/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    full of philosophy and maturity two thing shimmered in my eyes....poem wise thank you sir (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,236 Points Noreen Carden (11/11/2013 5:55:00 PM)

    Hello Ken great poem with a timely message if only the powers that be would take heed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 469 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (11/11/2013 3:35:00 PM)

    Very philosophical..... food for thought. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,037 Points Valerie Dohren (11/10/2013 8:14:00 AM)

    If only trees could talk, I am sure they they would all agree with you - a great poem, interesting and well written. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,665 Points Wahab Abdul (11/10/2013 5:50:00 AM)

    stunning poetry, i love the diction along with the power of imagination and narration...fantastic poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (11/5/2013 12:04:00 AM)

    Never cut down trees for they 'expel life's oxygen for all' and give succour and sustenance to man and beast! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

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