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IITC requests the human rights be protected, and that the IACHR monitor the relevant developments closely


Extinction©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

My bones

My skin

My face

My head

My heart

My inner self

My outer self

My body

My Mind

It all belongs to me

It’s all a part of me

It all makes me whole

It all makes me empty

It all makes me happy

It all makes me sad

It all makes me think

It all helps me decide

My thoughts are mixed

My thoughts are uncertain

Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning

So I then can become certain

Certain of my beginning

Certain of my task

Certain of my foes

Certain of my allies

With all in place I’m ready, set, go…

Out into the world

With all that I have

All that I know

And all I intend to do

Look out world because I’ve begun

To turn to you and set you straight

The time has come to change this place

This place we call our home

Times are changing

Just like we do through the years

But now we must give this place

we call home a facelift

We must clean …

our air so we can breathe

We must clean ….

our water so we can drink

We must preserve …

what is good,

what is healthy

what is in danger

In danger of extinction

our birds

all of our food sources

our bodies

our selves

Give back to mother nature

All you have taken

Now she needs you as she has helped you

Help her before it becomes too late

We’re on a path

A path to extinction

Things can end faster than they began

Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam

No matter the name

No matter the forbidden fruit

Where there’s a beginning

There’s always and ending

We can only extend the time before our extinction

So make your choices

Choices control us

Choices change us

Choices lead us

Choices need us

Choices believe in us


City Streets©

Copyright 2016

By Felina Silver Robinson

I walk upon my city streets

Gasping for fresh air to breathe

It’s not easy if you didn’t know

With all the pollution that surrounds us

Too many cars and trucks

Followed by tons of smokers

Buildings and homes burning their chimney stacks

It’s a wonder that anything can survive out there

I walk upon my city streets

Wishing for more change

I’m grateful for the bicycle lanes

More so for what’s left of the greenspace

I wish for so much more though

I yearn somewhat for a simpler time

Where buildings didn’t fill the air

And take away the view

I walk upon my city streets

Where the ground now crumbles at my feet

All tattered and torn

From the weight of the world

And not being cared for

I can hear the earth’s cries

I walk upon my city streets

Gasping for fresh air to breathe

I close my eyes

And realize we brought this on ourselves

Now we must find a way to fix it all

Before it’s too late


Hint: It’s not the photos from Pluto, but those were a close runner-up

Bill Nye


Rising sea levels, earthquake threats and more reasons the world as we know it might be ending

tsunami


Home is…©

Copyright 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson

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Our home is

More than just the walls that shelter us

Home is the air we breath

The streets we walk on

The grass we run our feet through

The water we drink

The water we swim and bathe in

Home is the power we use each day

The soil we plant in

The ground we build upon

The trash we discard

The crime we feed

The sick we ignore

The sick we tend to

Home is the good and bad in each of us

Who will protect the home we deserve

That’s peaceful

Clean

and

Safe?

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It will take all of us

To protect this place

We call home!


‘The Prophecy’: Photographer captures terrifying vision of future

Photographer Fabrice Monteiro has teamed up with costume designer Doulsy to create a photo series with a strong message. Capturing haunting pictures of the world's diminishing environmental state, the series, titled "The Prophecy," highlights global concerns from ocean waste to careless consumer culture.