Sunday, February 15, 2009


We forget that this world is naked
we attempt to clothe her with our futility
we dress her up with structures
get her drunk on chemicals - get her high with pollution
then wonder why she is now ill
we question where has the water gone; it used to rain and snow here and there
we seem dumbfounded that certain plants no longer grow
and countless animals have disappeared
the world is still naked but we dress her up in heels
as we dig our oil wells spikes to her core strip mine her land
we alter her with breast implants of nuclear plants
we dye her sky hair with colors of radiation
and we wonder why she is balding; the hole in the ozone layer grows
we take her out dancing - use her for are personal pleasure
then wonder why she is suffering with a fever that is steadily warming
we try to shape her and drape her with our form of beauty
then complain our cities
We feed her our trash and then wonder why things are now out of balance
We care for her not and are surprised how quickly she is now aging
the only problem is we forget that she is carrying us daily in her arms

Dubble X wrote the above verse; his partner, JL, wrote the second verse

Dubble X and I combine our verse to praise our mother earth
I want to power the Mohave desert with miles and miles
Of solar panels – enough to run the entire planet
Power the world on solar energy
I want to do this because I love mother earth,
Worship her in her design, she is my creator
The creator of the generations of humans and time
Creator of our earth she bestows grace, productivity proclivity and life
I want to power the Mohave desert with miles and miles of solar panels
So the earth will survive
So my children’s children and yours
Will inherit the earth, so they
Will have a planet on which to reside
A planet that supports life
Because as it stands now
Mother Earth will survive while humanity will die out
The ice age is coming…
Mother Earth will survive …
She will begin the cycle all over again
Will have a planet on which to survive

Check out Don Coorough's essay, On the Organization of an Enlightened and Ecologically Sound Community


  1. Dubblex and JL, you write eloquently, forcefully, honestly and with heartfelt sincerity. Mother Earth will outlast humanity by eons, springing new forms of life from within her gestating womb. The question before us is, are we ready to fade of life's stage already? Or, do we want to heal the planet and join her in the joy which is life for a few eons longer?

  2. Dx and Joy,
    well written. More than that, the sheer power of motivation here is refreshing. Thanks for providing links to Don's essay.

  3. Beautifully said. What a powerful, honest piece.

    Thank you.

  4. Yes, she will throw off those high heels, that garish make-up, let her nylons melt into the oceans, reclaim ber better breasts, cleanse her veins and live on the finest of lettuce and nuts evermore.

    Just awesome writing, you guys!

  5. This is amazing and frighteningly true.

  6. Anonymous4:25 PM

    How long has mother earth got left?She certainly isnt aging well adorned with landfilled plastics and rising seas.
    A well thought out piece giving room for thought .

  7. Anonymous7:46 PM


  8. Dubblex writes a strong poem which creates strong images in the mind, bringing strong points home with a touch of humour. Thanks for both your efforts & observations on such a serious matter.

  9. I immensely enjoyed Dubblex's metaphorical reference to a woman. Very talented, indeed!

    Nice poems both of them.