Mother Earth: living our human way

Poem from page 54 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

Mother Earth: living our human way
letting go of the metaphorical mother

some people metaphorically call earth
mother, as in “Mother Earth”
or even in a more broader
all-encompassing sense, “ Mother Nature”
now in Greek mythology
this mother nature was called, “Gaia”
no matter what analogy used
for some, the earth is portrayed
as if to be the giver and sustainer of life  ~
well if I may say so,
as a mother,
as a mother
like my real mother,
the earth as a mother
falls miserably short in the comparison
‘cause my mother, although
genetically embodied
and socially embedded with human frailty
as a mom and a woman who has faced head on
many ills and obstacles set before her in life
as the mom who helped give me life
as the mom who helped sustain my life
who never, ever once allowed anything
affect or after undergoing the effect
of conditions thrust upon her
either directly or indirectly done to her
never, ever altered her role
as the giver and sustainer of my life
my mother has never, ever once
tried to bring harm to me or to
those daughters and sons of other mothers
my mother is a hero, even before
I realized she would earn
such an honor beholden to my eyes
being felt way more
than some archetype of mind
emotionalized within my heart
oh mother earth, mother nature
the one known as this goddess Gaia,
I can’t realistically or genuinely say or feel
nor conceptualize metaphorically
even begin to compare my Mother
my Mom or my Grandmother
as if  ~  somehow  ~  similar with you
however oh earth, well as if
you could actually hear and listen to me
I’ve come to know all too well
not only subjectively,
but objectively, I need to understand you
conceptualize beyond
the metaphors cast upon and over you
I must lift off the veil that shrouds
your role, your purpose, your function
within the scheme of all else
if not only for me, my children
and their children
also for humanity as a species
to be able to go on living
for us humans to be able to sustain
and preserve our kind into the future
I must see you naked before me
the best I humanly can
without predisposition
being entrapped, ensnared
by any analogy, symbolism or belief
subtly fogging, biasing
or impeding my judgment
as to clearly seeing, perceiving
and fully envisioning
what you are now or may come to be
whether as to your worth
or out of mere necessity to detach from you
~  oh earth, despite your changes
uncovered in the past or yet to happen
even if drastically disruptive changes
that may occur within or upon you
like rapid and destabilizing climate change,
with violent weather, as well as global plagues,
super-volcanoes or killer asteroids from the sky,
earthquakes or tsunamis
or human born nuclear war or terrorism  ~
even the arrival of unfriendly extraterrestrials, etc.
I hold no malice or blame against you
for you know not what you do
as a planet or portion that is only a sub-system
a dynamic part of a whole system
undergoing complex activities
the holomovement as explained by Bohm,
recurrent patterns of process
unfolding and enfolding
interacting, interconnecting
and being interdependent as
the living and the nonliving
the animate and the inanimate
as manifested in the physical reality
which comprises in its totality  ~  Nature
nor earth, as I learn about you
and all else as aspects within Nature
do I hold any malice for or blame
against my kind, the humankind
‘cause we evolved upon you through survival
sheer willpower we used, even while dying
no manual or guidebook to follow
only living and trying
by way of self-production, variation
cooperation and adaptation
eventually, attempting to pass on
information in the form of
knowledge and wisdom
as much as what was learned
from our struggle within thought
comprehended or imagined along the way
to survive, we’ve had to move on,
regardless of the happenings of the past
and yes at times,
in spite of how things were
may have seemingly always been
we’ve had to let go of
our metaphors
traditions, our symbolism
and our beliefs held so tightly
with all their comforts
we’ve left them behind, forever
as nothing but memories of our past
yes one day, oh Mother Earth,
Mother Nature, the Greek goddess Gaia
the regulator of our human lives
even though,
in a metaphorically sense
you are a poor
and inadequate mother to the humankind
holding us captive to your systemic ways
if humanity is going to survive, go on
we’ll have to free ourselves
partially or wholly from your
archetypical bondage
like any loving mother
you’ll have to let us use our wings
to fly among and throughout the stars
that expanded environment of Nature’s totality holding out hope
within the human mind
at present littered with inhibition and guilt
you must completely without remorse
let us go  ~
so finally we’ll more fully learn
from the opportunity of having the chance
to move about unencumbered,
as an embryonic child
detached at birth from the mother’s womb
after cutting the tie of the umbilical cord
casting behind once and for all
the hindrance preventing us  ~
limiting us from living our human way

Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~
Image property of  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~  All rights reserved

surviving earth change: choose for life

Poem from page 90 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

surviving earth change
choose for life

looming in our future
are super-volcanoes, killer asteroids
global plagues, climate change,
et cetera
all could bring to fruition
disruptive variations of earth change ~
what will we do about these threats
give up, give in,
as well as feel guilty
about what
should of  ~  could of
been done
therefore resigning ourselves over
to pity’s burden and apathy’s reign

some say don’t worry, there’s really
nothing we can do; why not ignore it
and if such things would happen at all
it’s doubtful it’ll occur during our life

others on high infer,

we them masses ain’t
smart enuff to change nuttin
and us peoples
no ways gonna change,
‘cause we keep doin’
like we always do

you can take that to the bank

well  ~  in spite of
what the politician
or even some preacher
or that
well-educated intellectual
and scientist claim  ~  I say
just yous wait a sec
and in the way my common,
everyday grandpa used to say,
yous pert near had me a thinkin’
in a way, heaped full of feelings
and paralyzing fears
I nearly forgot about sound reason

just because the THEY
say it is so
doesn’t mean
all things said by THEM
are right or is
the only way to follow
or become  ~
and the hell
with that screwed up
guilt trip thing
living is hard enough
to waste energy
on the blame game
pointing our finger
at one another
let us use
our mind to reason
let’s use
our ability to question

who gave us humans
some kind of guidebook
revealing every step of the way
about living
that would guarantee
our ongoing survival
come on now
we gotta stay open-minded
about the facts
what was
how it happened
as experienced
when we and those
of the past lived them

let us think
and let’s remember

didn’t we the people
do what  ~
what we had too
didn’t we survive, live adaptively
humanizing our chances by novelty
creatively bettering our lives
through much toil, blood, sweat
and yes through tears
not just as other life
with pure brawn
where the strong
shall survive
but we also
used our brain
which is so, so fully
by way of our technology  ~
like in the past, so in the future
we the people
can and will survive
earth changes
if we want too  ~
if we the people
work in a proactive way
through tireless effort
within our shared
thinking process
not so unlike, we humans
have had to do
so many times in the past
even if different
regarding the circumstances  ~
if we the people
face it head on
determined to go on
the earth change
presenting itself before us
we together,
you and me
within our cooperative
lived experience
sharing a common purpose
of survival
pressing on as one
a proactive oneness
emerging a sort of
spiritual bond
spirited on
by the connectivity
of our interactions
our interrelationships
illuminating the benefit
embedded into
our interdependence
embodied  ~
into our evolutionary
process of life
that desire to live on  ~
no matter what  ~
if we the people
help each other
and then within such a spirit
if we the people
by way of our cooperative acts
engaging the help of our government
partnering together  ~
create a more freely accessible
and affordable living environment
a living environment shaped around
proven concepts and practices
those of energy  ~
information/education  ~
transportation  ~
healthcare and housing  ~
concepts and practices
which create employment  ~
satisfy supply and demand  ~
stabilize the economy  ~
inhibiting chaotic conditions
from materializing within the people
wherein  ~  along the way
during the lived experience
of such a cooperative process
that of human betterment
and empowerment
while expanding our Nature  ~  IQ
we the people
can give birth to
intelligently perceptive insights
intelligently applied
with innovative technologies
if we the people
mutually ~ within an
intelligently progressive
learning process
yes  ~  we together,
you and me
learning to implement
our insights with technology
in conjunction with proactive
primary and alternative
contingency planning
contingency plans
needing to be preparatory,
preventative, flexible
and transitional
just the right amount of  ~
mitigation and adaptation
formulated around
a more holistic understanding
of the universal processes
regulating all Nature
as a whole system
not just the earth  ~

~  for instance
just an example
if we prepare now to adapt
by focusing on the right things
when climate change occurs
laying fallow our fields
our so-called bread basket
a land of waste
from the effect of draught
we convert the land
letting go of its
once thought of purpose
no longer tilled rows
with seeds of solar panels
providing then  ~
a supplemental energy source
which would grow
permanent jobs around
operation and maintenance
feeding the economy
keeping it stable
helping to satisfy
supply and demand
while helping to prevent
blackouts and shortages
within the primary
source of energy
in the process of evolving
from fission to fusion

~  and in like mind
producing similar results
how ‘bout
a self-sustaining
Bucky Fuller type
geodesic dome-housing
for the people
to live and prosper
becoming more resilient
to the drastically disruptive
effects of whatever
manifestation of earth change
even if  ~  such abodes
due to a changing environment
need to be constructed
and transitionally adjusted
redesigned to fit
the current circumstance
upon or below the land
above or within the waters
or in the sky
or if necessary
orbiting the earth
and even beyond
offering an alternative option
for an ever-expanding populace
overflowing with opportunity
and adventure that could lend to
the preservation  ~
the survival of our kind

wherefore  ~
within the mitigation
and even more so
the proactive adaptation
of we the people
partnering with our government
to reinvent, create and develop
concepts and practices
like these……

beholden to the hope
and the faith
within the spirit for life
we can and shall survive
somehow, somewhere
even if, all seemingly
above and beyond
so far from what
we together,
you and me
may now know
but still, right there
before us all
to fight for and obtain

only if  ~
we the people  ~  humanity
choose not only to live
we together ~ you and me
should also choose for life
offering our children and their
children’s children
the choice to live and go on

Words by   ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

~ to freely live: creating the way to do so

Poem from page 50 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the eBook PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

~  to freely live
creating the way to do so

Roosevelt talked
of them
and then Rockwell
painted them
those four freedoms
noble goals
for humanity
to reach for  ~
I think
we need
a little jolt first
like a jumpstart
to a car battery
a power of persuasion
that will
restart humanity
ignite the economy
getting us rolling
down the road
of life again
fueled on
by way of
and affordable
driving us forward
to better living
conditions  ~
and yet,
for this kind of
road to be tread
for us to achieve
this promising
its process
would need
to be supported,
and administered
by the servant
of the people
for the people
our government
creating the avenue
for making
freely accessible
and affordable
for all
and to all
a reliable
and primary
source for
~  energy
~  information /
~  transportation
~  housing
as well as
~  health care
all for  ~
keeping humanity
steady and strong
assuring a wanting
within the people
to live on  ~
the foundation,
the stimulus
for revitalizing
and creating jobs
to self-empower
we  ~
the people
into becoming
more of a contributor
as if the architect
laying out plans
to build our future
rather than
hopelessly the taker
walking the streets
begging for
any handout
but instead,
within the struggle
of this process
similar to
the long distance
the terrain
while heading for
the finish line
we create
for ourselves,
the possibility,
the opportunity
to meet
the expectations
set before us
in those four
lofty goals
~  freedom of speech
~  freedom of worship
~  freedom from want
and also
~  freedom from fear
‘cause we humans
through our efforts
will continue
to survive
from our ability
~  to freely live

Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Poem from page 50 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the eBook PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

a clear cut message: communicate it to all

copyright  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

a clear cut message
communicate it to all   ~

we the people
who want change
~ change to improve
the wellbeing
of humanity
those of us
who want
to be able to survive
into the future
must become prepared
speak up ~
and become part
of the process
not wait around
put all our trust
and our hope
in our elected servant
our government
but we the people
need to think of ~
bring forth ways
for the people
to more readily face
and then adapt to
and its earth
sets before us
~ we the people
need to have ~
have to develop
a clear cut message
and then ~
we must
communicate it to all ~
all who will listen
yes ~ a message
that lays out
our ideas
based on
well thought-out
and proven
concepts and practices
concepts and practices
even if ~
not all new
however ~
made to be more
foreword thinking
than when applied
in the past
therein ~
more able to meet
the needs
of the people
and of
the people
who are yet to come
concepts and practices
similar to those put forth by
Alexander Hamilton
that stimulated
the growth of
a new nation
which helped the people
help themselves
to live
and to prosper
~ we the people
of today
within the spirit of
can do the same
if we the people
become willing to form
a partnership
with the servant
of the people
for the people
our appointed
not to create
another way of doing things
as far as
our basic ideals
of liberty
and commerce
by creating some
overly dependent
or some
welfare state
absent of
free enterprise
and self-responsibility
nor ~
somehow again
the government
where despotism
has free reign
but rather
we together
with our servant
need to bring forth
well thought-out
and proven
concepts and practices
that will fuel
and encourage
the growth of
private enterprise
within the areas of ~
~ energy
~ information/
~ transportation
~ housing
and health care
concepts and practices
that most of all
will make these areas
of focus ~
freely accessible
and affordable
to all the people
and implemented
in conjunction
with the benefits
found in technology

~ listen please
once again
I’ll reiterate ~

concepts and practices
that remain favorable
to the people’s way
which maintain
the proper balance
between the rights
and values
of the people
and the amount
of assistance provided
by their servant
concepts and practices
that stay flexible
and transitional
enough to meet
the people’s needs
in the present
and the days to come
through a mindset
that’s proactive
and adaptive
why ~
‘cause to
help the people
to be fit ~
and able
become more resilient
and self-sufficient
more able
to carry on
with everyday life
especially so ~
being more prepared
to endure
to survive
any type of
drastically disruptive
earth change
spilling forth chaos
into the streets
of humanity

~ we the people
who want change
must learn
to speak up ~
in a more
effective manner
which goes
way ~ way beyond
what the people
do now
if we’re gonna bring change
we gotta bring something
to the table
that’s understandable
has sustenance
and has lasting value
for generations to come
other than saying ~
we are some
Tea or Coffee Party
which at best
has a bland flavor
not distinct enough
to be remembered
or be used
by the people
offering nothing else
but a taste
with hardly an aroma
that’s a diluted down
from the past
inferring a revolution
yet no longer
as applicable
to the issues and needs
facing the people ~
nor too ~
the hopes and dreams
of the people
our children
our children’s children
yet to come
we the people
need to communicate
to all ~
a clear cut message
‘cause with
drastically disruptive
earth change
on the horizon
we the people
need to plan to adapt, transition
and transform
our lives
like the butterfly
to survive

Image & Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

Poem from page 106 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the eBook PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

begin to heal ourselves: responsible for our destiny

Poem from page 86 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the eBook PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

begin to heal ourselves
responsible for our destiny

from the bottom of my heart
with every ounce
of my soul ~ my spirit
yearns for
world healing
peace ~
and prosperity
for the people
by the people
is the only way
such a happening
will ever come to be

~ simply said
but not so
easy to do ~
~ we the people
all as individuals
uniquely contributing
our gift ~
our willpower
working together
and steadfastly
with a purpose ~
are the architects
the initiators
the idea creators
the planners
the laborers
the result makers
responsible for our destiny

~ ‘cause
that’s the way it is
in Nature ~ the physical
there ain’t no shortcuts
nor some quick fix ~
~ our thoughts
our voices through word
and art ~
can and will raise
social awareness
~ have an effect upon
collective consciousness
and yet ~
our thoughts
our words
are not enough
with thought and word
there needs to be ~
the act ~ the deed
the no quit attitude
and determination
~ despite
the perceived
the feared
can’t see beyond
the struggle
the hate
the greed
the violence
the intolerance
the bias
the inequality
the suffering
type of conditions
those odds
standing in the way
of attaining the prize
blurring our ability
to bring change ~
~ if we want
world healing
peace ~
and prosperity
for the people
by the people
then you and I
through word and thought
acts ~ deeds
must make it come to be ~

~ we the people
must create a world
to help ourselves
thus as one
let us
bring about
the environment
to do so ~
support the development
through innovative ideas
and technologies
a freely accessible
and affordable
~ energy source
~ information /
~ transportation
~ housing
and health care

~ so humanity can start
to heal
then afterwards ~
the world
and possibly beyond

Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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if we say ~ peace: is our protest enough

Poem from page 80 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die! Read online the eBook PDF version (Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

if we say ~ peace
is our protest enough

if we say ~ peace
protest about it
wear t-shirts
marked with its symbol
display it on
banners and signs
unify it by a march
through the streets
~ so
the people ~
the man ~
the servant ~
the government
~ of
the people
~ for
the people
may observe
and listen
to our plea ~
our hope and prayer
filled with expectation
a desire for our children
our children’s children
to live in a world
free of violence
void of despair
~ and yet
is our protest enough
being all that’s needed
for change ~
for peace ~


if peace
is gonna happen
the people
must do more
way ~ way
much ~ much more
is needed
than walk and talk
finger pointing
and that blame game
~ the people
not from just one nation ~
gender ~
or way of belief
~ but more of
the people
the better ~ as one
must work together
and industriously
properly utilizing
the man ~
the servant ~
the government
~ of
the people
~ for
the people
to come up with a plan
plot out a course
based on concepts
and ideals
that are
proactive enough ~
flexible enough ~
transitional enough
and driven by enough
innovative technology
~ so to
an environment
of betterment ~
joy from prosperity
which ~ overall
shall improve upon
the physical ~
the mental
and social wellbeing
of the people
among the people
everywhere ~
throughout the earth
~ then the tendency
the behavior of the people
fueled by jealousy
and hatred
encouraged from
lack and want
that feeds
violence and restricts
the process of peace
will change
‘cause the people
from helping the people
help themselves
not so unlike the captain
equipped with modern
navigational concepts
and technology
confidently steers
a ship through
the turbulent sea
the people can and will
successfully reach
in the future
those calm waters
of peace ~
if we say ~ peace
protest about it
wear t-shirts
marked with its symbol
display it on
banners and signs
unify it by a march
through the streets
~ so
the people ~
the man ~
the servant ~
the government
~ of
the people
~ for
the people
may observe
and listen
to our plea ~
~ well then
let us the people
what it will take
to bring about
such a happening
the very things
that will cause
peace to become
for the people ~

~ freely accessible
an affordable
energy ~
information/education ~
transportation ~
health care
and housing

peace out ~ people

Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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a new ~ Independence Day: against all odds

Poem from page 76 in the online book Nature ~ IO: Let’s Survive, Not Die!  Download the eBook version (PDF – Computers & Smartphones) for free here:

a new  ~  Independence Day
against all odds

within a revolution
of the people
blood   ~  gore
and some
spirited determination
we the people
with a little help
from other nations
freed ourselves
our families  ~  neighbors
and friends
against all odds
from the tyranny
of the crown
birthing a new nation
the United States
as remembered yearly
on Independence Day
and yet  ~  while
jubilantly celebrating
the anniversary
of our freedom
our release from servitude
we the people
still are willing
to tolerate despotism
~   feel comfortable
with enslavement
of our people
even after  ~
measures were taken
to cleanse ourselves
of slavery’s mentality
and the ill manner
within herding
Native American people
as bison into the lands
designated for captivity
but yet  ~  while
living the experience
this transitional period
of an intelligently
progressive   ~
learning process
we the people
have naturally accepted
amidst the ways
bestowed by
social conditioning
from the elements
~   those same limitations
imposed on
our rights for choice  ~
mandates levied
upon our present
and potential liberty
yes  ~  our incarceration
inside environmental
conditions  ~  using
the centrifugal
gravitational forces
under the premise
proclaimed as being
laws of nature
to stake out
its boundary
for an oxygenated
bubble dome
our prison
called earth  ~  which
when pondered
~   its formation
is not so unlike
that of a once was
monarchy that unjustly
empowered the crown
of King George III
~   Nature
~   the totality
of all energy/matter
the living
and the nonliving
by way of the laws
enforced by its
nature gods
within a despotic
earth system  ~  does tax
the life choices
of all the people
through drastically
disruptive change
within the workings of its
regulatory process
therefore  ~
like in the past
will eventually motivate
within a revolution
of the people
blood  ~  gore
and some
spirited determination
we the people
with a little help
from other nations
shall free ourselves
our families  ~  neighbors
and friends
against all odds
from the tyranny
of Nature’s
earthly crown
birthing a new
way of living
with a liberty reaching
beyond the constraints
imposed by earth
to the stars
as then  ~
remembered yearly
on a new   ~
Independence Day

Words by  ~Keith Alan Hamilton~

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