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Dear Homo Sapiens,

May 6, 2015
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Your race likes to believe that they own the world.
But just because you’ve erected the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Giza long ago
Does not mean that you deserve the deed to the globe.
You can carve your name into my flesh,
Throw pesticide bombs at my comrades, 
Turn our kind into lifeless desert,
But we will never give you
What you so feverishly desire.

You must be reminded that Nature cannot be won by the mere offering of a highest bid.
You pluck out our roots, plunge a FOR SALE sign into the ground, and dare to call it
Well we’re Done with a capital D,
So call up Washington D.C and tell them that we’re sick of your DDT’s,
We’re tired of your greed.
That land you just threw apartment complexes onto was home to my family,
Home to thousands of insects and hundreds of animals and habitats and food chains.
You depict justice as a metaphor for balance, so tell me:
Where is the balance in this so-called judiciary?

In the name of glory and gold you plunder our Forests with damaging machines that can’t even breathe
Life into anything except money.
You drill our core to collect oil for
God knows what and your factories send smoke billowing into the air so that you can look up into the sky and say to yourself,
“Even those clouds were man-made.”

I wish you humans would realize that if
You could see through your profits,
You’d know that it isn’t dollar signs you need
To see the cost of destroying me.


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Izzy777 SILVER said...
on Jun. 24 2015 at 7:11 pm
Izzy777 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I always wonder why birds stay in one place when they can fly anywhere around the world. But then I ask myself the same question."

This has to be the best meaningful piece I've ever read. I love this so much. YOURE MY FAVORITE! (:

on Jun. 16 2015 at 6:55 pm
booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
8 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency." -Henry Louis Mencken

Wow this is really good! It's a unique formatting for a widely talked about issue, which really makes it stand out! This is a very well-written, passionate poem :)