From the primordial sludge came life

Out of the primordial sludge we came

evolving through nature and growing like a stain,

on the face of this earth on which we live

exploiting, polluting and destroying it,

has anything ever as insidious crawled from the depths

of the primordial swamps of malice and malcontent

of hatred and greed and thrust head up from beneath the canopy

to squander earth’s rich resources with an appertite

so very rarely seen of the grand scope of universal creating.

This life form that is us climbed its’ way to the top of the food chain

and from that moment nothing on the beautiful earth would be the same

though nature and creation lived in harmony

along came man like a virulent contagious disease

building villages, then towns, then cities,

showing other species habitats it destroyed no pity

survival of the fittest and the strongest and most powerful is mans refrain

oblivious to how man lives being totally unsustainable and insane

and as I sit here thinking of the power man has created

the scars and damage of which any healing will be belated

I cant help wondering how long it will be

until it’s own self extinction and when these great monoliths they built

will lay dormant quiet and hidden beneath trees and weeds

until they finally crumble back into the soil from whence they come

and man will no longer be capable of causing more dirty slums

that harm this planet and beg the question how can we be proud of what we have done

we blighted paradise, this Garden of Eden, we threw away everything

and one day we will be gone and the world will be a better place without us hear

creating destruction, pollution, extinction, corruption, war and fear.


Via: Daily Prompt: Sludge




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