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jonie

What's It Worth?

What's it worth to us, this world?

This place we hang our warm coats and settle in for the night

Too comfortable for words

While the boiling oceans rage against the shorelines

Washing debris out to sea with foreign insects and dark skinned children

What's it worth to us, this world?

This place that feeds us as we lap up its gravy with our big mouths

Toast our good fortune

While deserts invade fields and forests

Conquering them in places we still taste on our knives and forks

What's it worth to us, this world?

This heaven of heathens, who worship the God of Plenty

The God of Give Me

While the Goddess of Nature is mocked and thrown in prison for treason

Sentenced by the turning of the blind eye and the churning out of cheap stuff

What's it worth to us, this world?

If not our appreciation

If not our attention

If not a global sacrifice

Then what?

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Wow, yeah. I can so relate to this.

"The God of Give me" - totally!

"Lap up it's gravy with our big mouths" - beautiful.

So many lines in this articulately describe something that I am deeply angry, sad and ashamed of.

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I feel your emotion in the piece Jonie.

I’m just wondering if it could be felt even more so if you were to enlighten the listener on some metaphors that were equally as positive

as the ones you create that are the opposite in meaning. :huh:

Describing both extremes of any observation, to me anyway, gives a perspective that opens my soul up to not just the situations,

but to the possible solutions.

What I’m trying to say is that if something feels too unbearable to overcome, it will probably remain too unthinkable to resolve.

Peace. :)

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Excellent!

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Really enjoyed this work. So very relevant. .

Take care

Theresa

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There once was a man from Venus

who had a 30-inch . . .

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Very cool, David. I like the way your pen flows. :)

Anyone else who may feel inspired to continue this on with their own ideas, please feel free to do so.

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Thanks, Jonie. Though I'm from Earth, my pen is one of my better features.

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