Monday, March 30, 2015

Remembering Mother Nature Suffering this Lenten Season 2: Nature Crucified

"I am Nature crucified, hungry, thirsty, imprisoned, naked, abandoned – wishing some souls to stop, look and listen." AVR


Dr Abe V Rotor 
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday [www.pbs.gov.ph]


                                                            Silhouette of a tree skeleton, Manila


I am Nature crucified, Paradise lost to my own guardian
whom my Creator assigned custodian of the living earth;


I am Nature crucified by loggers, my kin and neighbors 
annihilated, forever removed from their place of birth;


I am Nature crucified by slash-and-burn farming dreaded
- once lush forests now bare, desertification their fate;


I am Nature crucified, greedy men with giant machines
take hours to destroy what I built for thousands of years;


I am Nature crucified in the name of progress, countries 
vying for wealth and power, fighting among themselves; 


I am Nature crucified, rivers are dammed, lakes dried up,
swamps drained, estuaries blocked, waterways silted;


I am Nature crucified, the landscape littered with wastes,
gases into the air form acid rain, and thin the ozone layer;


I am Nature crucified, flora and fauna losing their natural
gene pools by selective breeding and genetic engineering;


I am Nature crucified, the earth is in fever steadily rising,
ice caps and glaciers melting, raising the level of the sea;  


I am Nature crucified, privacy and rest becoming a luxury
in a runaway population living on fast lanes, and rat race.  


I am Nature crucified, inequitable distribution of wealth
the source of conflict, greed and poverty, unhappiness;


I am Nature crucified by the promise of heaven in afterlife,
the faithful restrained to regain Paradise while on earth.


I am Nature crucified by scholars of never ending debates,
on the goodness of the human race in fraternal praises;


I am Nature crucified by the many denominations of faith,
pitting God against one another in endless proselytizing;


I am Nature crucified by licenses of freedom in extremism,
human rights and democracy - tools of inaction and abuse;   


I am Nature crucified by mad scientists splitting the atom,
building cities, tearing the earth, probing ocean and space;


I am Nature crucified by capitalism, consumerism its tool
to stir economy worldwide, wastefulness it consequence;


I am Nature crucified by the unending pursuit of progress,
the goal and measure of superiority, nation against nation;


I am Nature crucified by man’s folly to become immortal:
cryonics, cloning, robotics - triumvirates for singularity.


I am Nature crucified, hungry, thirsty, imprisoned, naked,
abandoned – wishing some souls to stop, look and listen. ~   

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