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The flames burn down the forest
I watch it happen all around me
The forest is mostly lamp posts
The flames consume our houses
I watch it happen from the road
The old road is far too narrow
We must widen it
We must rebuild it
We must supervise it
We must survive it
We have become complacent
Ancient forests died out long ago
A cleansing purge of the waste
land is now all-too necessary
Purge out the venom
Purge out the pride
Purge out this so-called society
Most of all you must purge me
from the scorched scene as well
For I am responsible for the
contamination of the planet
I am human
Entitled imperial elitist
I will destroy
Manifest purgatory

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I like this, it reminds me of how the symptom becomes the cure in homeopathy. Through our destruction we destroy ourselves like a fever killing off a virus.

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I'd venture to say humans have usually contaminated the planet not realizing the impact of their actions for survival and making a living, and capitalism (not the same as imperialism) has a way of bringing us to the realization of...

I'd venture to say humans have usually contaminated the planet not realizing the impact of their actions for survival and making a living, and capitalism (not the same as imperialism) has a way of bringing us to the realization of self-destruction through bad stewardship of our planet, as well as the inate value of nature in and of itself. -Soulja4Alethia

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You venture well. Thanks for reading.

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Haha no problem. Thought-provoking piece!

...and I just realized I spelled innate wrong... or more correctly, I spelled innate incorrectly... innate does have two n's, right??

-Soulja4Alethia

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Now matter how you spell it, I still appreciate the feedback.

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