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In Our Absence?


In this world of smoke and illusion, what if no more, of our own inclusion,

Must we all just to leave, to evacuate, all fly away, or to go into seclusion,

Should the earth still to spin and revolve, what questions would it so solve,

Would new species then to evolve, granting our forgiveness, all to absolve?


If human kind were not to exist, would there be other creatures to persist,

Eradication of the weaker ones, muddying the waters of all, this to insist?

Were dinosaurs a species to take this lead, a likened course, ours to read.

Should it take meteors, quakes, for this deed, each creature or every breed?


Have we taken greatest care, of this planet, of its needs, to be so aware,

Never to risk or anyone to spare, of all the species, our world to share?

When will we say these acts are insane, appearing done without a brain,

Do we each deserve to remain, resuiming this waste, nothing to maintain?


When humanity's gone to be no more, upon this earth, what is there left in store,

Will morning's radiant dawning, return as before, an evening sunset, we all adore?

Will fish, the porpoise, great whales to swim, will geese, wild ducks fly, all of them,

Would elephants, Hippo, Rhino, to roam, or lose it all, have no home, lives to dim?


Without mankind to oversee, care for each, that of all wild creatures, so free,

This world would be lost, no cradle to reach, or to see, that of all's creativity.

Endeavoring to change bad habits of greed, nurturing all, as we may reseed,

A saving grace, for all of us, if we heed, one last chance is ours, to succeed.



whonunuwho (author) from United States on October 20, 2016:

I am in total agreement my friend and we have got to do something positive in order for our own survival. whonu

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 20, 2016:

We as the keepers have done a pretty poor job. Maybe we should turn the tables and let wildlife teach us how life should be lived.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on October 16, 2016:

Thank you so much MsDora for your kind reviews,blessings on this fine Autumn afternoon. whonu

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 16, 2016:

"This world would be lost, no cradle to reach, or to see, that of all's creativity." But that's not what we want. Thanks for the wake up call.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on October 10, 2016:

Thanks my friend and many blessings to you and yours. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 10, 2016:

Lovely and most inspirational.

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