Is The Grass Really Greener?

July 4, 2010
By hiddenbird122 SILVER, West Babylon, New York
hiddenbird122 SILVER, West Babylon, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out."














-Walter Winchell


I stand by the forest,
Of what little is left,
And stare at the bleakness,
Of the buildings up ahead.
Is the grass really greener,
On the other side?
The chain link fences,
that mark man's buildings,
separate me from what's "modern".

Construction zones only demolish,
bulldozers just crush,
And what will happen next,
When everything is done?
When all the highways are ready,
And skies are all gray,
When the resources are depleted,
What will we do next?

It's a small world,
With even smaller resources,
Non-renewable means gone,
For your lifetime,
And others as well.

By creating, we are destroying,
By trying to contain,
We are "inheriting the wind."

Tell me please,
Where you live,
Is the grass really greener,
On your side of the fence?


The author's comments:
I was inspired by what I saw coming home on the highway.

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on Aug. 26 2011 at 7:36 am
hiddenbird122 SILVER, West Babylon, New York
8 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out."














-Walter Winchell

thanks alot! :)

on Aug. 26 2011 at 7:35 am
hiddenbird122 SILVER, West Babylon, New York
8 articles 0 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out."














-Walter Winchell

thank you! i really like your poems too. my favorite is A date with nature.....amazing! :)

on Aug. 26 2011 at 6:25 am
Ayushi_austen BRONZE, Kolkata, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer...

very nice!!! you have a very synthesised control over the way your poems sound..i wish i cld do that!! loved it tho!!

on Jul. 27 2010 at 10:33 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Beautifully written. I, also, worry endlessly about what mankind has done to the planet. We must learn to live without causing so much destruction. Thanks for writing this.


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