Too Simple – Too True

Yes, the poetry quest continues.  This is a trinet a form invented by Zion.  Today I reflected on some radio news concerning the about to be destroyed fruit trees, a tinned fruit company doesn’t need so much and so farmers cannot sell their produce.  We  have enough to feed the world, and yet economics dictates destruction.  I’m not an economist, but the humanist in me sees the world in need of a change.  How can we throw out so much food when so many starve?  Think tank people!

Peach Tree
Jeff Jackson – Flickr Creative Commons

Radio News
On farms
Says fruit trees to be destroyed
The Australian Dollar is too strong
Wasted food
Places starve
Need solution

Fruit Trees
So verdant
So wish we could keep them
We should send to the hungry
Too simple
Too true
If only?

Farmers suffer
Huge losses
Have to rebuild their farms
New crops must soon be found
Economic question
Spiritual solution
Morning Sigh

By June Perkins

2 thoughts on “Too Simple – Too True

  1. Why can’t the farmers send this fruit to be dried then it could be sent overseas to help those who need it? There are a lot of sensible answers even if they are not the best economic outcome. Whatever has happened to compassion?

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