Water World--A Paradise Lost!

Buzz By Buzz, 19th Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/etqwmiv4/
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It is a great paradox that developed countries who have mastered technology flunk miserably when it comes to the environmental hazards their technologies unleash to the rest of the world, the hapless people, and ultimately Mother Earth, the cradle of human civilization.

Paradise Lost

God commanded the waters
to separate from land, for man
and woman to live and thrive--

Man a harbinger of destruction,
true to his calling, a menace to
Mother Nature, a traitor to Father
Time, combined.

God planted a seed, his Universe
calm in the architecture of design.
It's very much alive, more within than
out we see as illusion we wreck with
thoughts so impure.

Illusions we create with such minds
now materializing in our virtual reality.
Look, see the chasm, between where
we stand and where we sit, lie down.
All water where once we walk atop!

Now into Water World we evolve like
fish once the Polar ice melts, the seas
rise to reclaim lands, a foretaste the
tsunamis bare their ugly fangs!

The Aftermath Of The Developed Countries Indifference: Who Will Suffer?

Where our Paradise again is lost,
there shall Water World surround us.
Mother Earth, confounded with fears,
her off springs submerged with her tears!

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Another Paradise Lost, Buzz, Climate Change, Developed Countries Indifference, Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, Water World

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you, Mark. That was fast. I'm still awake!

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author avatar Tess Irons
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Galing-galing talaga. Wala ko ma-say kundi Congrats for another job very well done.

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you, my dear Tess. Kaw talaga. More of your articles! Tabunan mo ko.:D

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
19th Dec 2011 (#)

it's sad to be in a watery world....knowing what happened in the southern Philippines noh?.....

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Yeah, look now, what previously hasn't been inundated by waters are now affected! All floods everywhere! Thanks kabayan for the comment.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Awesome! Powerful poetry that makes a powerful point. Just great Buzz.

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Yes, thank you, Steve. Parts of the Philippines have been devastated by a powerful typhoon again, of calamitous proportion. Massive deaths are now reported because of unheard of flash floods...just days before Christmas!!!

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
19th Dec 2011 (#)

actually KAbs, in the history of the Philippines, typhoon like that always starts from our region in Samar.... but in the last 6 or 7 years, hindi na kami dinadaanan ng bagyong malalakas...thanks GOd,,,pero sana wala nalang ganun....

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Just don't be complacent, kabs. Glad you were not affected. Thanks for your comments.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Very correct.

The west condemns China and other nations for pollution, yet we are the ones owning the factories and buying the goods made in them so we encourage the pollution and waste.

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

I just don't know, Mark. Always the developed countries want their economies to flourish at the expense of the developing countries. There seems to be no protocol, whatever, that they want to adhere to to stop releasing vast amount of carbon dioxide to the athmosphere!

It has perplexed me why they wouldn't sign a protocol... Oh, well, why not? It was their bounden duty for the world to disintegrate, not to mention end life.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Wonderful article! :-)

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author avatar Buzz
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks, Bridgitte! Now I'm calm because you're here..lol

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author avatar Retired
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Keepers of Life

Winds are blowing, sand is flying,
Swirling waters, people dying.
So much pain, so heard to see,
Loss of life, heartening decree.

Pushing through barriers, crying Earth,
Flowing effortlessly, destroying hearth.
What are we doing, no time to waste,
Join hands together, lets do it post haste.

Keepers of Life, Plant a tree,
Root of life, End all misery.
Killing and spilling, Felling of love,
Keepers of life, planted by Above.

Gently nourishing, purifying air,
Tall and foreboding, crafted with care.
Roots to stop, the Shifting Soil,
The greatest of Gift, Natural Style.

Hunrgy mouths, crying for food,
Tender hearts, saying we should.
Feed the children, of this world,
But what are we doing, floods unfurled.

Cut the trees, Keeper of Life,
Bringing to all, the pain and strife.
Joining in misery, world as one,
Floods of pain, Drying in Sun.

She is watching and waiting, helpful heart,
Keepers of Life, Playing its part.
Providers of food, the water the drink,
Breakers of pain, that life does sink.

Keepers of Life, Plant a tree,
Root of life, End all misery.
Killing and spilling, Felling of love,
Keepers of life, planted by Above.

To feel the air with chorus of birds,
Tuneful singing, song without words.
Cheerily waking, to the tranquil beat,
The chaste and pure, drying in heat.

Keepers of Life, Plant a tree,
Root of life, End all misery.
Killing and spilling, Felling of love,
Keepers of life, planted by Above.

By Anisha Achankunju (C) 20th December 2011

Many of the floods around, is because we don't take take of our environment and some of the biggest nations guilty of that. Poisoned rivers, felling of trees at the size of football fields just to provide living quarters to their ever growing population. If only they stop to think that trees actually help preserve life around them by stopping the rising flood, preventing soil erosion (which pours into the rivers and lakes increasing levels), the world would be a safer and much happier place to live in.
Thank you for this...

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author avatar Buzz
20th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks for the illuminating poem, Aiyanna. Much appreciated.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
19th Dec 2011 (#)

Brilliant - topical - exceptional. And the image at the end said it all too. Hope the Phillipines tragedy comes to an end soon. So many lives and livlihoods lost.

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author avatar Buzz
20th Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks, my friend Sheila, for the compliment and concern.

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author avatar Jules, The Cowboy
19th Dec 2011 (#)

thanks ms newton for that. i am a filipin

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author avatar richellet
20th Dec 2011 (#)

I am wearing a sad face now... the honesty of this writing and me being a Filipina gave me such emotions... indeed, is a paradise lost... and I believe that with the natural resilient spirit of the Filipinos we can cope with this disaster...

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author avatar Buzz
20th Dec 2011 (#)

Well, said, richellet. Let's hope the sufferings will soon be over.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
20th Dec 2011 (#)

When I first heard of this calamity, I first thought of you.
But I couldn't post on your FB page as my broadband was down.

The loss of so many lives is heart-rending, and your poem laments it well with a subtlety of the irony and tragedy.

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author avatar Buzz
20th Dec 2011 (#)

That would be alright, my friend. Tragedy is not unique to the Philippines.

Much more tragic is people who should know pretend tragedy doesn't happen. Thanks, friend. Namaste!

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author avatar ittech
21st Dec 2011 (#)

interesting post

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author avatar Buzz
21st Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you, ittech.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
21st Dec 2011 (#)

interesting......

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author avatar Buzz
21st Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you, pretty geeta. :)

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author avatar Buzz
21st Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you, pretty geeta. :)

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
21st Dec 2011 (#)

Marvellous.

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author avatar Buzz
21st Dec 2011 (#)

NEERAJ, thank you very much, my friend.

Namaste!

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author avatar Carol
21st Dec 2011 (#)

What an amazing post, thanks so much Buzz.

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author avatar Buzz
22nd Dec 2011 (#)

Thanks very much, Carol!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

Thank you, Buzz, for telling this tragic story. What can we do except pray that God will enable us to understand one day.

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author avatar Buzz
23rd Dec 2011 (#)

We won't ever understand God's way, dear Ivy, as tragedy like this could happen regardless of Christmas.

Prayers are okay...but the waiting can go on ...as if clinging on false hopes. We had been trained to pray as if it was the only thing we could depend on. At the end of the day, it's us who can take care of ourselves....

Merry Christmas, my dear Ivy! Hugs to you, my friend!

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author avatar Songbird B
9th Jan 2012 (#)

When I heard of the dreadful floods in the Philippines Buzz, you were my first thought too my friend. You are such a gifted and powerful poet from the shy young man who was never confident of his poetic ability..You continue to amaze and astound me with your insightful work...Blessings to you dear Buzz..xxx\0/

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author avatar Buzz
10th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks so much, Bev! That one happened down south, and it was another "first" owing to global warming/climate change.

Please take care of yourself, my dear friend.

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