Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature (Acrostic)


From birth to death and beyond
Offering beauty and protection
Rendering love unconditional
Creator, sustainer, destroyer
Energy that has no bounds
Sharing all that she has to offer

Only “the times they are a-changin”
Feeling our neglect, our abuse

Nature’s crying, can’t save us from ourselves
Another earthquake, people dying
Temperatures rising, ice caps melting
Upon us come floods, superbugs, disease
Realization is dawning, but is it too late
Eager earnest effort is essential

(Note:  The quote is the title of a Bob Dylin song)

Written for Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

12 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature (Acrostic)

  1. Nice one. It’s kind of hip for such a tragedy. “Realization is dawning, but is it too late” that is the essential question. Not that it should matter how we act, we should respect the earth either way. I think realisation dawned actually a long time ago that we are heading in the wrong direction, but now maybe realisation is dawning that we seriously shot ourselves in the foot.

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    1. There are still radio talk show hosts, and even scientists, who say that the weather changes are simply a matter of evolution and have nothing to do with us. I find that attitude shocking. At least they have stopped saying that there are no weather changes.

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      1. That is shocking, Karuna! Why America continues with the ostrich effect boggles my mind. Love your acrostic…very difficult to make one flow as you did.:)

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      2. I wouldn’t say America as a whole is like that; but there are certainly pockets of people who are.

        I’m glad you think my acrostic flows!!! 🙂


  2. “Eager, earnest effort is essential”

    I was encouraged to hear that China is at last making the beginnings of such an effort, having realised it is in its best interests to do so. I wonder if in time The West may lag behind due to the corporate forces acting upon, and sponsoring, their governments.

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    1. I’m not sure what you mean by your last sentence. Are you just talking about the West supporting countries like China?

      I think the U.S. lags behind because many people still don’t believe we have any responsibility in the weather changes, and also resistance to giving up behaviors that would make a difference. (I know I resist carpooling even though I know it is what I should do.) And no doubt lobbyists, special interest groups, and corporations here will do their best to prevent change if it hurts them.

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      1. Sure Karuna, this is what I meant in my closing sentence: Western governments, and very notably the two U.S. Governmental parties, are in effect sponsored by corporate entities; it is they that provide the funds necessary for the parties to campaign, as well as providing ‘soft landings’ (i.e. high-paid jobs) for politicians once their party political careers end. The payback for these corporate entities comes in their ability to influence the political agenda, legislation, manifestos and so forth. One might look to the Koch brothers as notable examples of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_family. So, I was suggesting that in time The West may lag behind China in terms of environmental policy due to the retarding influence of these profit- makers influencing legislation in such a way as boosts their shareholders cause whilst damaging the environment.

        P.S. Chris Hedges is very good on all this kind of thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hedges His book Death of the Liberal Class covers the specific subject under discussion, and an English film maker made a short film called Obey which is a synopsis of Hedge’s viewpoint: https://vimeo.com/59002146 (quite hard going!) H ❤

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