Hanging by a Thread

The world Hanging by a Thread

Life hangs on a thread in the web we weave

Open up your eyes do not be deceived

Our World, our Rock, our Ocean of Life

Is in dire need, facing great strife

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Look around you, can you not see?

The pollution, the extinctions, it’s not just me

Who cries for the Forests, the Oceans, and Birds

And laments for the wild beasts long lost herds

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Look Up! Be aware, please wake up

Stop burying your heads in your coffee cups

It’s time to STOP! Take stock and account

For our actions of choice is paramount

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We worried about ‘The End’ in 2012

We have witnessed nothing yet as we destroy ourselves

Fukushima a time-bomb ticking

The calendar for the future, is our conscience pricking?

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What mess are we leaving our Children to come?

Who would have thought Man could be so dumb

His desire of Greed will be the end of the line

As his species too will shrivel and decline.

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What goes around comes around, So True

Do you think this Cycle does not apply to you?

Well listen well and think on this

As the Oceans Boil and the Mountains Hiss

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Because all is a cycle and all do connect

What we do unto others the World too reflects

So clean up your act, conserve and retrain

The way that you live, honour your domain

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Pick up your litter, recycle your waste

Honour our Mother-Gaia awaits

Show her respect; get rid of your sprays

Lengthen your lives by altering your ways

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The scales now tip as we hang by a thread

Please heed my words of what I’ve just said

The time is right NOW! You can no longer ignore

That Nature’s Power will devour Man’s flaws

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He thinks he’s so mighty, he travels in Space

Yet he destroys his own planet and the Human Race

Nature is patient, and Nature will renew

The poison man brought that killed him off too

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And the Cycle begins for another Billion years

As the Earth starts anew forgetting Mans tears

Is this what you want, Is this what you seek?

Then be responsible for your actions

OR THE FUTURE IS BLEAK!

By Sue

© Sue Dreamwalker – 2013 All rights reserved.

While I try to remain positive, sometimes you have to shout out at the world to wake up to what we are doing to ourselves,

Fukushima has been on my mind recently and with good reason. as the Government in the U.K. gave permission for the go ahead of building of a Massive Nuclear Plant in Hinkley Point. Protests are underway!and they have my support. 

My poem speaks my Heart.

Wake Up People and help wake up your neighbours to what we are doing to our Planet of Choice!

Thank you for reading, and I leave you with these Two Videos. The longer one has more disturbing information. 

Beyond Tragic and Beyond Urgent !
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Friday Facts ~On a Summers Evening

Do you remember those childhood Summer days when all you seemed to remember was the Sunny days?, Well for once this Summer here in the U.K. it’s been a little like that.. And I have been soaking it up, as I have enjoyed my flower garden at home and of course the allotment…

Last evening we sat out enjoying the last rays of what had been a very hot day, in fact one of the hottest so far.. I had taken my knitting outside sitting under the umbrella’s shade.. Caterpillar as yet to be named

When my hubby spotted something unusual crawling across the drive towards the Lawn.. 

I couldn’t believe the size of him/her.. as I went to get my phone to take a photo, I pulled out my tape measure from my knitting bag so you can see the size of him.

Measuring at least 8 cms

He moved determinedly across the lawn. And we moved him into the rockery away from any bird’s eye view. But half an hour later he was back on the lawn obviously knowing where he wanted to go.

I had an idea he was from the Moth family but hadn’t a clue what he was.. So I googled Largest caterpillar moth and found a picture of him straight away..

He is called the Elephant Hawk Moth, and this is what he looks like when he/she pupates into a Moth.

elephant_hawk_moth_large

In all my years I have never seen a moth in this area as this one, his wings span can be up to 70mm apparently they can  be found throughout most of England, Wales and Ireland. In Scotland they are mainly found in the south and west.

The elephant name is given due to his trunk like section behind his very small head.. Although when he was sniffing around on our lawn He looked more like a little shrew.  I thought he must be ready to pupate but didn’t realise until reading various information that they pupate beneath the soil..

So as he ambled his way around our lawn for the best part on an hour, we decided to help him find a suitable spot.  We placed him beneath the Rhododendron and magnolia tree where we often empty lots of rich compost soil. There its soil is soft and also it is more sheltered from hard frosts and snow in the winter.. Rescued Frog

We also saved a frog from our pond as we sat in the candlelight of our garden from a neighbours cat, the squeal of the frog alerted me first, the cat ran off, as the Frog played dead on the lawn.. Making me laugh as he jumped and landed on my foot.. He soon hopped back into the safety of the pond none the worse for his ordeal.. The cat later returned sniffing where she had left him, and sulked away the disappointed hunter for the night..

I hope they both go on to survive the ravages nature throws there way.. I was particularly pleased to see the Elephant Hawk Moth Caterpillar.. a species here I had personally never seen before.. Especially in the light that here in Britain around 60% of our Butterflies and Moths are in decline over the last 10 yrs they have taken a dramatic fall. Scientists have done a study that says “  More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether”

But not only are our insects disappearing but also Other once common species like the lesser spotted woodpecker, barbastelle bat and hedgehog are vanishing before our eyes.

Extinction is happening across the world. Did you know that our animals, fish, birds ect are also under great threat? “In the past 500 years, we know of approximately 1,000 species that have gone extinct — but this doesn’t account for thousands of species that disappeared before scientists had a chance to describe them” And the cause? “ The current crisis is almost entirely caused by us — humans. In fact, 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species and ... Because the rate of change in our biosphere is increasing, and because every species’ extinction potentially leads to the extinction of others bound to that species in a complex ecological web, numbers of extinctions are likely to snowball in the coming decades as ecosystems unravel.”

To find a list of facts on what is under threat and why visit HERE you will be shocked  at how many species are dying never to be seen again.

That’s why conservation is so important.  I was very happy this year when we had a Bees Nest in our Garden Rockery, and one under our allotment shed this year… We must be doing something right to keep attracting them..

Speaking of the Allotment, I will finish with a few photos of some Sunflowers in the Allotments and the Bees enjoying them.

Sunflowers and Marigolds

 

Sunflowers showing the size

Sunflower and BeeSunflower with a couple of Bees

Have a wonderful Weekend all of you 

~Sue Dreamwalker~

Sources:

http://www.wallwork.me.uk/garden/elephant_hawk_moth_large.jpg

http://www.uksafari.com/elephanthm.htm

http://butterfly-conservation.org/48-4026/sixty-per-cent-of-uk-species-in-decline-groundbreaking-study-finds.html

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/biodiversity/elements_of_biodiversity/extinction_crisis/

 

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