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Now is the Time


Now is the Time

Now is the time for man to make a stand
To halt the destruction he has caused
In the past.
Top of the pops in the ratings
Of earth’s inhabitants, brain-wise,
Man has been irresponsible,
Immature and negligent,
Causing untold damage to our planet.
His greed has overcome his morals
And ethics,
If, indeed, he had any to start.
He has been the destroyer for too long,
Trashing, over time,
Ecosystems, microcosms,
Undiscovered flora and fauna
Which may have held the key to cures
Of some dread diseases.
If he wishes to survive the consequences
Of his rash behaviour
He must now, immediately,
Admit his failure to fulfil his role as leader
And change his ways to save us all.
Man, the destroyer, must now become
Man, the protector, conserver, overseer and guardian
Of our planet’s health.
This is the only way our species can survive
Into the future and beyond.

See also Musings on Death and Destruction: link



Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

20 thoughts on “Now is the Time

  1. Good poem, alas your message will go unheeded.
    Have a super day adee.


  2. Morning Adee…very good…I read somewhere that it is almost too late to turn the clock around!


  3. very good true advice. i think this poem needs to be on a green site. might wanna try that. it’s a mover. 🙂


  4. nice write….i agree with the sentiments…that greed has its claws in pretty deep though…nice flow…

    thanks for the heads up as well on the WP comments…had heard that over at onestop as well…stinks


  5. Now is the time!! — if not now, then when? Lovely heartfelt poetry….

    PS I have posted another poem


  6. So true, but humans being humans the rush to ultimate self-destruction will probably continue unabated.


  7. Excellent AD. Most teens I speak to are very aware and doing their bit.


    • Thanks, Halfy. I do think the younger generations are much more aware and, hopefully, not as amenable to ignoring their moral and ethical obligations. 🙂


  8. Sweet site, I hadn’t noticed in the past in my searches! Keep up the good work!


  9. brains don’t really make a difference do they???
    Well stated prose

    Thanks for reading my post

    Moon smiles


  10. Interesting post! thank you for sharing this information. really got under my
    skin, bookmarked… Keep up the good site…


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