Monday, April 8, 2019


Photo by Ronnie Chua.


“Freedom is never more than one generation away
from extinction.”--Ronald Reagan.

Will our grandchildren’s
face extinction?

Before we play
the ace, and save
the black rhino
and the snow leopard,

shouldn’t we
pay more attention
to the peril
of our planet?

Bison were slain by
the multi-millions; tame now,
they face the abattoir.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub--Quadrille


De Jackson said...

Hi, Glenn. Such an interesting take on the prompt. I like it.
Hoping this goes through. Having blogspot issues today. Sigh.

Gillena Cox said...

Oh dear it this a problem solved or to be pondered
Happy Monday

much love...

The Bizza said...

Zero lies detected here. Sobering and true.

Jade Li said...

There is only one common denominator in Mother Gaia's troubles. We're it. I talked with a friend of mine who lives in AZ last night. He said the ratio of MAGA to to non-MAGA is 80-20. He also said when the water comes out of his tap from the reservoir that it's hot. I see a fork in the road ahead. One path leads to Mother Gaia's death. The other path leads to our species' demise.

Grace said...

I watch Our Planet and feel sad about the disappearing forests and ice caps and species. One day, mother earth will be our reckoning.

indybev said...

You always bring me back to reality with a resounding thud, Glenn. Wisdom and truth in your poems.

7eyedwonder said...

Sooner than we think, sadly.

Candy said...

Amen to that!

robkistner said...

Dark man, dark - but you sure as hell ain’t wrong. i love the photo dude! :-)

Sreeja said...


lynn__ said...

I do wonder what kind of world/society our grandchildren will inherit! said...

The Creator entrusted us to care for the planet. We're not doing a very good job.

Misky said...

I wish I was a born optimist, then I'd have some cheerful thing to say as a counter.

qbit said...

"Bison were slain by
the multi-millions; tame now,
they face the abattoir."

Yep. So grim.