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Janna Brown

United States

I'm a bit of an old soul, with a passion for writing. I believe strongly in freedom of speech and love to hear everyones opinion, whether I agree or not. I hope to sieze everyday and find adventure always, but more than anything I love to be outside.

Message to Readers

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
― Dr. Seuss

The Wheels Of Progress

September 14, 2018

This forest space,
Is such a beautiful place.
Let's cut these trees down,
And build a big town.
Let's build a big mall.
Who really cares at all?
Just think of the money we'll be earning,
And besides the wheels of progress must keep turning.
Let's industrialize.
We'll build smokestacks that reach the skies.
There'll be a wholes smokestack chain.
Who minds a little acid rain?
The gases we'll keep on burning,
Because the wheels of progress must keep turning.
What are we to do with this organic waste?
We need somewhere it can be practically erased.
Why not dump our oil and debris,
Off into the sea.
Then it won’t be concerning,
And the wheels of progress can keep turning.
Whoever said nature and man should coincide?
And who cares if we commit ecocide?
Who cares if the blue bird will never again fly?
Or if nature and animals all begin to die?
Maybe someday we'll learn,
But for now the "wheels of progress" will continue to turn. 

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