Here is a little poem!

8 March, 2013 § Leave a comment

Dear unknown and possibly unreal Creator,
Have you seen what we’re doing to your beloved Mother Nature?
You’d think you’d be angry or upset or something,
Instead of just sitting there all smug, doing nothing.
I mean we’ve poisoned the earth, the land, sea and sky,
Chopped down the trees which keep us alive,
Used up the coal and the gas and the oil,
Ripped up the goodness from each grain of soil,
We’ve made millions of species extinct or endangered,
Made members of our own race feel like strangers,
We hunt living creatures solely for sport,
Take babes from their mothers so they can be bought
and kept in a house like some sort of pet,
Murder innocent animals who pose us no threat,
We tear down the jungles and forests aware
that we’re making animals homeless and starving and scared.

I mean how many faceless companies profit,
From this barbaric cruelty, this endless deposit
of death and destruction and the rape of the land?
All simply for money, or power or thirst to expand.

So why won’t you help us or stop us, god please?
We can’t do it without you, we are down on our knees,
Begging you help us, save us from ourselves,
’cause this beautiful planet is going to hell.

No answer? Nothing. No response to our prayers?
I’m beginning to think that you’re not even there.
Maybe I need to stop asking you why,
Look for answers down here instead of on high,
If I care so much about this planet’s survival,
I should do something myself and stop being idle.
Hoping and wishing can’t fix what’s been done,
You can’t win a race if you’re too frightened to run.
But what can I do when I am so small?
Surely my efforts will achieve nothing at all?
That’s just an excuse, it’s not even true,
I know plenty of people who do what they do,
And it does make a difference, even if small,
It’s much better than doing nothing at all.

So God, whether you’re there or whether you’re not,
I’m going to learn to use what I’ve got, And try to make this world a bit better,
One day at a time, just a tiny bit better.

And to anyone reading this, why not do the same?
You can’t save the world but you can make a change.
So let’s stop waiting and wishing for someone to save us,
Let’s do it ourselves, let’s get courageous.
So the next time you feel like you are too little,
Remember one pebble, can make one hell of a ripple.

The monkey behind the mask

24 August, 2010 § Leave a comment

Well, hello anyone reading this. This is just a little intro to say who I am and why I am. I am (for another 2 weeks) a Masters student studying primate conservation. I am just finishing my dissertation on theatre in education used to teach about monkeys. This blog is for the project I am setting up with my mate King (who will be here blogging sometime soon) and will be used to keep people in the loop of what we’re doing and whatnot.

So there you go


20 August, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m Joy Iliff and this is my blog about primate conservation. See the MASC (Monkeys Acting in Schools for Conservation) site for more…

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