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Earth Competition

by Robin Helweg-Larsen

The Earth
Gives birth
To insects, animals and birds.

Each names,
Marks, claims
Its stake without our tools of words.

The seas,
Like bees,
Create fresh lands like hives of honey.

Our bands
Seize lands
And value them in human money.

We make
Our stake
Without considering others’ use,

And when
Beasts then
Eat crops or homes, we grunt ‘Abuse’.

They fight,
Scratch, bite,
To chase the competition off.

We too
Will sue,
Or wave knife or Kalashnikov.

We each
Just reach
For good resources to control.

In fact
Each other in true Darwin role.

Copyright © 2018 by Robin Helweg-Larsen

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