Thinking About Today’s Big Thoughts

Clattering down the cobblestone roads,
where horses clip-clopped long ago,
finding that we're gravity intolerant,
as if lactose intolerance wasn't enough.
Winding through the narrow streets
where scholars once did place their feet, thinking about
today's big thoughts;

Are aliens and their UFOS really alien 
to this world?
WE act more like an invasive species
that thrives between the cracks in walls, so
are we the aliens to this Earth?
Were we from rusty Mars before its oceans disappeared?
Was God aware of us,
or were we aware of Him or Her
as we lived upon another world?
Shouldn't our prayers include
those who are in outer space?
Now the scientists think 
Earth once had a lack of oxygen,
when methane overtook the atmosphere. Are we heading towards the same destruction?
Methane is leaking from all Earth's pores, much of what we have created
as our planet warms beyond control.
Earth is spinning faster.  Does that make the days
or nights longer or shorter?
Do we need to add time to
our daily prayers, or 
begin to pray a bit swifter?
William Shatner went up into space,
both for real and in our dreams.
He saw the world as sadly dying.
How far down the extinction path
are ourselves? 
The lobsters and fish are being depleted from overfishing.
The birds have lost so many numbers.  
They seem to sulk on 
electric wires above the roads.
The elephants and tigers are dying from our greed. 
We kill life for ivory and a tiger's pelt.
So God, can you please send down
a clue?  A subtle hint would nicely do.
Cure us from our disease
that we have released upon ourselves.
The Russians seem to indicate
we are apex predators
killing all the sick and weak.
If we do have innate instincts
shouldn't we have the sense
to let the world live
so we'll survive?
Dear God, bless us,
give us a path through our mess,
and give us strength
to find our way.
With Your grace, give us 
a second chance, though
it might be our third or fourth.
We love Your creation, though  sometimes it does not show.
Give us a road to being in the know!

About Lisa Tremback

I started writing in Elementary school and was published in school and local newspapers. I graduated from Kishwaukee College with an A.A. in English and a certificate in Computer Operations. I later studied under the poet, Bill Knox, at Columbia College in Chicago. I have been published at Colorado State University's underground newspaper. I enjoy writing almost every day and love to write about my relationship with G-d.

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