"The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder‘Progress’ and Other Poetry by Ann Christine Tabaka The Society November 19, 2017 Humor, Poetry, The Environment 6 Comments Progress We fill our landfills That we build sky high With electronic gadgets That we must all buy … All in the name of Progress We cut down the forest And industrialize the farm We poison our food And do the land harm … All in the name of Progress We squander Earth’s resources And take but not give We pollute the air Until nothing can live … All in the name of Progress We scar our very souls By our wanting for more We ignore those in need As we slam shut the door … All in the name of progress TupperWHERE? The plastic containers Are so neatly stacked They are piled high And tightly packed Many are repurposed Some are bought new Stored in a cabinet Safely out of view Oh those pesky lids They seem to run away I am sure they were here Just the other day I really don’t know What to make of it The tops and bottoms No longer seem to fit Perhaps they eloped With my missing socks Although that would be Quite unorthodox Born in Wilmington Delaware in the early 1950s, Ann Christine Tabaka has been writing poems and rhymes since her Junior High years. She lives with her husband and two cats and was a Fine Arts Major in college. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 6 Responses ben grinberg November 19, 2017 #cellphones #harveyweinstein #repent Reply Christine Tabaka November 21, 2017 Ben, What are you trying to tell me? Reply Michael Dashiell November 19, 2017 Sound writing, the second poem was witty and funny. Reply Christine Tabaka November 21, 2017 Dear Michael, as it was meant to be! Thank you so much! Christine Reply David Hollywood November 23, 2017 Nicely positioned ironic poetry. We recede as we progress. Thank you. Reply Christine Tabaka December 1, 2017 Thank you kindly David. I appreciate your comments! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.