Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Haiku To Save The World

hippies from the day
‘peace’, ‘love’, and ‘no war’ abound,
jaded at present

we should go back to
the Earth-loving ways of old
to save tomorrow

recycle, reuse,
reduce waste and resource use,
remember nature

the things we should do
to help make a better world,
arm-in-arm we’ll stand

we can save the world
for them, our children’s children,
one step at a time

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20 comments:

  1. good idea, you're right.

    common goals and lots of like minded people have incredible influence, let's do it!

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  2. great haikus- love the first one - reminds me of my youth - where have all the hippies gone? they have all moved to humbolt county on the CA coast....bkm

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  3. I really, really, really, enjoyed this. Love and Light, Sender

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  4. Wise words; so necessary. Enjoyed how you convey this message through haiku stanzas. Thanks also for posting for One Shot Poetry :)

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  5. Wow..great haikus :)

    we can save the world
    for them, our children’s children,
    one step at a time

    loved that one..hope we can make a difference for them..:) thanks for sharing with one shot..:)

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  6. we need to for i am afraid of the direction our conusumption is pulling us...

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  7. Such a very important topic. I loved the haikus.

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  8. Excellent Haikus, each meaningful!

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  9. Hippies from back then now are often jaded. Sad but true. I laughed at that first haiku. All are very nice.:)

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  11. Wonderful haiku. So very true. We need to make drastic changes in our thinking that the planet is just one big waste receptacle.

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  12. yes - we all should do our part to protect our world and make it a better place - thanks for reminding us with your poem - and by the way - i think we germans are the recycling champions...we recycle almost everything - true....smiles

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  13. I love this. I love do haiku "sets" and have done many. This melds the need for "green" with the form that celebrates nature. Well done. Thanks. Gay

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  14. Haiku always make me smile. I have a dream someday of actually playing a full round of renga at a party somewhere...

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  15. We could, but I'm not sure we can, not as long as there are powerful protectors of profits hiding behind politicians protecting power.

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  16. Thinking globally and acting locally can make a difference. It is raising the consciousness of the whole that is a stumbling block. As is greed. It won't stop me from doing my part and setting an example. Great One Stop.

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  17. Sometimes it's sufficient just to stand. Enjoyed this.

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  18. a true message... we ALL need to come together to help keep the world a clean, enjoyable place to live!

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