Because The EARTH without ART is just “EH”.

**This poem was inspired by a T-shirt design—I bought the shirt! I am also trying to convince certain people of the importance of POETRY!

Because The EARTH without ART is just “EH”.

They say that ART will weigh heavy on their plate

that they have to scale back, that ART will have to wait

Maybe things will change, sometime down the pike

Maybe HELL will freeze or just go take a hike

The World without a poem is gonna suck BIG TIME

ADMIT IT can you FACE, this world without a Rhyme?

So listen Mister please, have a little HEART

And contemplate my drift let’s SAVE a place for ART

COS if you take the ART out of E A R T H

All that’s left are two letters; all that’s left is “EH”.

They want to get to basics

they still don’t know the way

they think that Aristotle

and Plato played with clay

but the world without their thinking

without their ART is “EH”.

They think that Science rules

that RELIGION will save the day

that man can live on mere hard work

but that is not HIS way

For MAN is only human

and needs to chill and play.

And people let us face it

without ART The Earth is just “EH”.

So let us break it down

and investigate today

finding new solutions

for our external fray

and promote this dialogue

vs. placing limits on the ARTS, OKAY?

They say that ART is an ACT

for people on the fringe

retards, creeps, and losers

waiting to unhinge

BUT we are not the nihilists

on the periphery

We are not IN SEASON

or Zombie meat delivery.



it must be understood and not taken for granted

teaching us not only a love of WORDS, but a love of LOGIC

to frame the argument

add up our influence

to lessen  events beyond our control

to translate the sea of language in which our minds swim

To plug into our power

address our humanity

into what separates us from the APES.

our evolution throughout the Ages

to be the conscience

make intelligent choices

to define our place IN  nature not APART from it


to carry out the critical thinking required

to deal with planetary issues like global warming

ocean acidity, invasive species and  white coral disease

to discuss our addiction

to plastic, fossil fuel, and waste

We need to emerge as the

authentic heroes and heroines


Our language must go on!

WE MUST CONTINUE to create, educate, and relate

BECAUSE The EARTH without ART is just “EH”.

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