Monday, May 31, 2010

For the Turtles

I heard a 60ish Friend talking
about how he would shoot
those beautiful Turtles
on his pond bank.
I don't get it.
We seem to be faced
with a cultural tendency
in our "advanced" society to "kill".
If a "problem" arises,
shoot it,
poison it,
destroy it,
dominate it,
obliterate it.
Problem is:
We 2 leggeds
now have the capacity
to create systems of destruction
which could destroy us all.
With a lot of Folks
trigger happy
to destroy,
much is lost
and on a very broad scale.
The fabric of Life
which is the Creation of the Divine
is tattered
maybe even beyond repair.
Those little "problems"
exist for a purpose.
In fact,
they may not be
at all.
They represent
about Nature
and about ourselves.
We should listen more.
Glinda Crawford, 2010

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