Where lies hope?

Out of the primordial soup we came.
All life on Earth
united in its beginning.
No creature greater than another.

Eons of separation passed.
Humans assumed control.
Our needs are great they said.
Everything is here for our pleasure.

Animals in cages wept.
Ancient trees died in wild fires,
Life giving waterways ceased flowing.
Human control devastates all.

All life is one the mystics say.
It began that way. Our hope,
our salvation begins in reconnection.
Humans are part of nature.

I had to come back and have another go at the Earthweal prompt this week. Hopefully this one more closely responds to Sherry’s heartfelt prompt: Jane Goodall: On Hope | earthweal

18 thoughts on “Where lies hope?

  1. “Hope” may one day be understood as “sanity,” that faith in “reconnection” as the means by which life on Earth survived with humans as part of it. The alternative may be hopeless and insane for humans and a peril for life. Well done – Brendan

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    1. I still see hope for spaceship Earth and therefor humankind due to environmentally conscious and active young people, especially those who are approaching/reaching voting age. In contrast, the dinosaur electorate who have been voting into high office consecutive mass-pollution promoting or complicit/complacent governments for decades are gradually making way for voters who fully support a healthy Earth thus populace through personal actions.

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      1. That was weird. I was replying to a comment (by you?) that spoke about the burning of the Amazon and the blurring of the boundary between church and state when there was a computer glitch and this new comment appeared. Did you just change your comment? Either comment is very interesting. Yes, I agree the young people are exciting and will change the world when they get to voting age I’m sure. Also the blurring of the state and church boundaries is happening here too. Our Prime Minister in Australia is a fundamentalist Christian who appears to think he is on some kind of ‘mission from God’. He’s awful. He’s screwed up our vaccine roll out and is the leader of a political party that is sexist, conservative and in favour of fossil fuels. The sooner he goes the better.

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        1. When I take the time to write and proofread my more lengthy comments, I (fortunately) always save them. Is the following post the one you are referring? …

          Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro theocratically stated in the summer of 2019 that his presidency was “fulfilling a mission from God”. And though the Amazonian rainforest is home to a third of all known terrestrial plant, animal and insect species and our planet’s natural environment honors no international boundary, he told the rest of the rightfully concerned world, “You have to understand that the Amazon is Brazil’s, not yours”. He also advised France’s president to “mind your own business”. If only it were true the environmental damage done by morally and ethically corrupt governments and corporate puppet-masters was all somehow poetically miraculously confined strictly to the owners’ territory!
          Astonishingly, what matters most to this hazardous leader is the creation of jobs, however limited or temporary, and economic stimulation, however intangible the concept when compared to the large-scale environmental destruction. …

          To me, general human existence has for too long been analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line. Many of them further fight over to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie and how much they should have to pay for it — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by (besides the wealthiest passengers) the fossil fuel industry, is on fire and toxifying at locations not normally investigated. And/or those locations are occupied thus claimed and controlled by one narrow-mindedly possessive party.

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  2. Sherry Marr

    Oh this is so wonderful to read first thing in the morning – before I turn on the news! I love “Our hope, our salvation begins in reconnection.” For that is the truth.

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