Primitives?Not creating synthetic waste
or polluting air, soil, or lake
Lacking notions of private ownership of land
or belief that profit makes life grand
Having no machines to roam through space
or propaganda tools for their faith
They're labeled "primitive"
. . . yet . . .
civilizations taking haughty stands
amount to nothing but sand
Observe stream, animal, & lake
noticing the cycle of each day
Can we live simply?
Or will we hasten
our own decay?
|Sam:||Natural things also decay – this poem isn't logical.|
|Ted:||Agreed. However, so-called "primitive" societies leave less imprint. Too many modern inventions take millenia to decay. As a result, we're choking in waste.|
|Terri:||In that sense our whole civilization is primitive.|
|Tim:||Perhaps so-called 'civilized' nations should learn from those that are 'primitive'.|