This is My Planet Too

This is My Planet Too

A Poem by Desert Dreamer



Impending collapse
car culture running out of oil
nowhere to retreat
living in an abstract society
few have real life skills
are we doomed?


Collective denial
environmental crisis
on the news we hear instead
latest fashion
celebrity gossip
corporations control the planet
and you want to talk about sports?


Culture based on destroying the land
culture based on using up non renewable resources
culture based on a lie
the earth is a finite place
a life based on infinite resources cannot last
and you sit here watching a "reality" show
did you learn about reality?


The system is rigged against those who love the land
against those who care about future life
when environmentalists use an existing law to stop the destruction
the laws are changed by those in power
what meaning are laws if they are changed when convenient?


we live in a destructive culture
we live in a blind culture
to quiet us they feed us bright green lies
telling us solar panels and windmills
will bring relief to the environmental crisis
Did you see the open pit mine?
We will need more of those pits in order to build the structures
blow up all the mountains to sake your thirst for power
is that better than a polluted sky?
do you like the world better without its surface beauty?
do you like the taste of contaminated water?


If you lived on your own planet I wouldn't care
but this is my planet, too
there are trees, bees, butterflies
flowers, birds, elephants
do all the living things need to sacrifice their home
so you can turn on your lights?


We have to stop killing the planet
We have to find another way to live
or we won't be living at all.


© 2012 Desert Dreamer

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For so many people making money is more important that protecting our planet. Take what you can, do what you want .. and all the way to the bank!

People make ahhh and oooh noises when they holiday abroad in exotic places or travel through their own countryside; they do so because they need to switch out of the vicious noise and look of every day society, need to relax. Then, come Monday, the holiday's over and it's back to producing contracts or directing man-power to pour swill into the environment or dig up the land because it's there, or pollute the sea or .. or .. or ..

And YESSSSSS .. you're so right ..

'We have to stop killing the planet
We have to find another way to live
or we won't be living at all.'

Your writing is - as ever, superb; your ethics are extraordinary.

Posted 6 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


very good sentiments, the writing could be so much better. Over all, a success, seven out of ten, well done. see me after class.

Posted 4 Years Ago

you have been FEAUTURED AT

Posted 5 Years Ago

honest upset thoughtful spirit, very nice DD

Posted 6 Years Ago

Great piece strong massage a little of whats going around the world today yes we need to pay attention of our surroundings love how you brought this together.
Excellent write.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

couple of years i will be retiring, i will get rid of my car. so what can i do now? use the car sparringly. ride my bicycle in the good months. walk. so i do those things.

keep the nlights off? be aware? This was a lovely poem. thank you for writing it.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Wonderful sentiment. Excellent questions: I particularly liked the 'reality' irony.
PS typo in: "the earth is an finite place"

Posted 6 Years Ago

Nature always wins ... always
Those who understand her and respect her will have their home returned to them ...

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

powerful lines..the start was great (I never conceived about reality shows like you did!!! bravo!!!)..I loved the questions you raised here...Did you see the open pit mine?
do you like the taste of contaminated water? etc...they sure strike a chord and force one to reflect...the anger in the protective and possessive tone you raise here is appreciable....great lines!

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the strength you exude. Really good.

Posted 6 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Everything we do we should have the environment in mind. The very word environment is speaking of the world that surrounds us. Some people don't care about the environment half way around the world and others the environment in their own backyard. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Any food products that I get in boxes are used for litter for my rats. Why buy litter? It is not good to store food in plastic and I try to not buy food packaged in plastic. I reuse glass jars for freezing and storing food. Fresh vegetables and fruits are always best. Enjoy each in its season. Just a few steps can, best of all, start saving you money, too.

Great write! I wish we could send someone of these land gutters to another planet!!

Posted 6 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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15 Reviews
Added on December 16, 2011
Last Updated on March 28, 2012
Tags: world, destruction


Desert Dreamer
Desert Dreamer

Sonoran Desert, AZ

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