Wednesday, 5 October 2016
On a distant planet
We love to gaze at the stars imagining worlds like ours so many million miles away but do you think that someone out there looks on us too?
Do they see this beautiful world and envy us our rich oceans teeming with life, our land covered with forests green and fertile land that produces all we need being watered by a sky filled with moisture?
They could see our sun just close enough to keep us warm and sustain us all so encourage the procreation of every living thing; what happier place could there be than this?
Or do they see oceans being clogged with chemicals and waste killing the living things that not only share our world but feed us too?
And do they see the forests felled and pollution from our greedy ways contaminating both the land, sea and the air we breathe as well as melting ice caps, homeless animals and species lost?
I can see them shake their heads in horror as the people on this earth will not stop fighting and killing each other and the world they live in and so tell their children "Yes, you can go there once the species called mankind is wiped out, only then will that planet be worth visiting".
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