The Uneducated O.A.P

Man Is Stupid

We went to Cornwall last week

But I'm not going to write about the beauty

That's been done

Millions of times

Rubbish left in lay bys

But that is not why man is stupid

Beaches covered in plastic,tins and used barbys

But that is not why man is stupid

Well, maybe, a bit

Man is going into space

To look for minerals

To keep man going

And this is why man is stupid

What's he going to do when the first planet runs out

Move on to the next?

Then the next

Until there's non left to plunder

And I looked around Cornwall

People, heads down 

Making useless calls on mobiles

Is that you love?

Be there in a mo

Put kettle on

Then I turned

To look at our dieselholic  motor caravan

2 laptops,2 mobiles, microwave, etc etc

You are reading this

On what?

I am stupid

Man is stupid

What are you willing to give up

To save the planet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments5

  • dusk arising

    Well of late i have been reading all about how stupid, ignorant tourists from U.K. are ruining our beautiful wild places shitting and littering all over the place, blocking narrow roads with inconsiderate parking so that huge timber lorries and even tractors cannot pass. Latest is police are removing vehicles around glen nevis when they are obstructing and making the offenders pay full cost of removal and storage.
    But I am reading on mans madness of addiction a laptop connected to web by my mobile phone.
    What would I give up.... already i am giving up a holiday in places i want to responsibly tread because inconsiderate buffoons are there already making all tourists judged as unwelcome.
    Unfortunately there has to be a faith in giving up something in order to achieve something. Faith that it will 'see it thru' which means trusting in politicians.... need i say more?
    But yes, if i had faith i would contribute..... already i try to make a difference for the sake of my great grandkids.... i wish more would join in...

    Bit of a rant.... sorry. However, excellent provokative writing from you today.

    • The Uneducated O.A.P

      No, no, no, not having it, I can't be doing excellent provocative writing, it's just not me! Lol
      Thanks for the rant, hope you feel better, agree with you entirely. A mate of mine with a couple of grandkids says "f++k it, can't be bothered with all that, it"ll be their problem" , and there's the problem.
      Expect more silly stuff soon !
      Thanks for the comment, Bill

    • orchidee

      A useful write Bill.
      They'll probably invent a No.7 bus that goes to Mars. Will it come back too?!

      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Thanks Steve, That No 7 bus to Mars, will it have anything to come back to?
        Stay sane, Bill

      • Neville


        You make several valid points here TUOAP and all of em beautifully wrapped in a carbon neutral poem ...

        • The Uneducated O.A.P

          It's been said before, it will be said again, nobody listens.and when the world goes totally electric car, how they gonna charge em?

        • Fay Slimm.

          You outline man's stupidity so very well Bill - -shame on the generation who is ignoring dire warnings and pushing their greed to the utmost lengths.

          • The Uneducated O.A.P

            Trouble is, most people of my generation didn't have much of anything, it was a struggle just to put food on the table, so as we get older, a little bit more money we spend it on treats.its hard not to. Don't know what the answer is. All I know is,we are loosing this planet, fast.
            Thanks for looking in Fay. Bill

          • Goldfinch60

            Very well written words Bill and so true, homo sapiens just doesn't care about the Universe ...............................................................................................................

            sorry about that had a message from my broker on my mobile -- now where was I, on yes, the Universe........................................................................................................................................................................
            Sorry about that, it was another message from the people arranging my trip to Pluto.

            I am appalled at how people have reacted now they are allowed out, when I went out for my walk during lockdown the places I walked were so tidy and going back to the true wonder of nature but homo sapiens has been let out again and ruining it all.

            Andy

            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              never been attracted to men myself, I love the ladies, so I'll give that Homo sapiens thing a miss!
              Just going to settle down and watch a bit of telly, connected to my virgin box, connected to my sound bar. Sadly.
              Thanks Andy,



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