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Parasites of Humanity - A Planets Downfall

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.

Parasites of Humanity - A Planets Downfall

Parasites of Humanity - A Planets Downfall

Parasites of Humanity - A Planets Downfall

Our home, our world, our planet.

It is teeming with life, with love, with hatred.

Pollution fills the air and our lungs without us even being aware.

We use our technology thinking we have come a long way.

We haven't.

We have filled a once pristine planet with trash and harmful gases.

The bottom line; Greed.

Greedy Governments
Greedy Corporations
Greedy Humans

Thinking only of the almighty dollar.

Spewing out lies; poison.

Sweeping life-saving ideas and technologies aside so that their pockets can remain stocked with greenbacks.

Oil is a "dinosaur."

It is time to move into the future.

Alternative.

Electric.

Water.

Wind.

Solar.

Power.

Nikola Tesla Free Energy.

Stop killing.

Killing the Planet
Killing each other
Killing ideas

End Oil
End Gas
End Coal
End Cutting
End Waste
End your greed before it's too late!

It's ending us. It's killing the Earth.

Mars.

Stop and think.

Teach future generations, to stop.

Live life green.

Be one with the Earth.

Earth will reward us.

Final Thoughts

Everything lives in harmony with the Earth; everything but us. Our very presence on the planet seems out of place. We act and live in a manner like no other creature on the planet. Our very existence in this world seems to upset its balance. Humans already have caused the extinction of over 680 species.

Think of the earth as a living entity. Just as a human, it can be hurt. If I cut off your ear don't you think that would hurt? Of course, it would. You would also lose partial hearing.

It is the same for the planet earth. When we cut down a rainforest, it's like cutting the earth's ear off. It hurt the planet. It impacts the planets ability to function correctly, just as it would if you lost a limb.

Our pollutants are literally choking the planet. They are creating an unnatural atmosphere of poison gases.

What if someone filled your home with toxic smoke and gases? You would not be able to breathe in that atmosphere, would you? "No", of course not, you would die of asphyxiation.

We dump toxic waste and trash into our oceans. We are literally making this planet unsustainable for life.

We have become the pimple on the planet's ass. A nuisance that needs to calm down and stop doing harm. For one day this giant we call Earth may decide we need to be "POPPED!".

Do we really want to harm the planet to a point where it is crippled? A point where it can no longer sustain life?

"NO!" I truly believe humans have a greater purpose. Not to destroy worlds, but to bring life to worlds. Even to restore dead worlds. Imagine going to a planet like Mars and creating an atmosphere for it. Then introducing life into it. Perhaps one day we will?

For now, we need to focus on the basics. Taking care of our own planet. Once we do, it will reward us and provides us with everything we need to maintain long healthy lives.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

Comments

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 25, 2019:

Thank you very much Lora. Great comment. You're absolutely right. There are very few REAL farms still. Most "farms" today are more like factories. Egg companies like Hickman farms are huge environmental concerns. They literally have millions of chickens which all produce a ton of waste. The waste then produces a huge amount of ammonia and pollutes the air. Just in the U.S., there are over 328 million commercial egg-laying hens. Can you even imagine how much chicken poop that is? The amount of ammonia gas being released must be mind-blowing. The Bottom-line profit.

Lora Hollings on November 24, 2019:

Very powerful poem, Jason, on the earth shattering reality of what we are doing to our planet and our home. Yes, we should go green and we need to elect leaders that are scientifically literate and make action on climate change a priority instead of ignoring it! Something else we can all do is to modify our diets to a plant-based one and greatly reduce our dependency on meat! Meat is one of the biggest consumers of energy and producer of carbon and methane gasses which are causing global warming and the waste from these factory farms is polluting our rivers, streams and our air! Many people are developing respiratory diseases as a result of the pollution from these industrial farms. And the animal cruelty is rampant and we cannot just continue to ignore it. As humans we have a responsibility to change our habits if they are wasteful and causing harm to our environment and other sentient beings. "Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." -Albert Einstein

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 24, 2019:

That is too funny. Thanks, JC I loved your comment.

I guarantee if E.T. was out there watching us right now, it probably would be thinking we're are a bunch of savages. I know if I were an alien passing by with my spaceship, there is no way I'd want to visit earth. They would likely kill ya. Haha.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on November 24, 2019:

When humans are long gone from this planet, I wonder what the visiting alien anthropologists will say about us. I am sure they will be laughing at our incredible stupidity.

Good job.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 22, 2019:

Brenda, thank you very much for taking the time to read it and comment. I appreciate it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 21, 2019:

Your words speak volumes of mother earth. It would be wonderful if we could live differently.

Nice write.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 20, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna. I truly appreciate your comments. I agree mother nature certainly seems angry with how we have treated this beautiful world. Also thanks for the compliment on my artwork.

Lorna Lamon on November 20, 2019:

Such truth wrapped up in this powerful poem. I love the final two lines and I agree, however, looking at the weather patterns around the world at the moment, sadly Mother Nature is showing her displeasure. You are a very talented artist Jason - loved the drawing.