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There was once a woman named Terra. She was a dedicated mother, who provided her children with everything they would ever need: food, shelter, medicine…

But as all children do, they rebelled—violently. They hacked off her gorgeous hair, left gashes in her beautiful skin, and covered her in rancid trash…

And still, she loved and provided for them.

Then one day, they found their drug.

It was black, sludgy, sticky, poisonous, yet they treasured it. Becoming addicted, they breathed it, burned it, adored it. They'd pay any cost, whether it be loss of life, harming themselves, or slowly killing their mother.

Over the years, Terra became feverish from exposure to the drugs, she could no longer provide as well for her children as they fought over the addictive substance amongst themselves.

One of her children apparently became worried about her health.

"Mother? Are you okay?"

"Yes," came the pained reply, "I am well."

But the worried child, after some extensive examination, came to the conclusion that she was not well, she was singing a drawn out death song.

Her child said it would help, and it really tried. It used less of the drug, tried to convince the others to stop, but her child was still addicted.

Sadly, she watched through dimming eyes as her children destroyed themselves through the addiction.

What foolish, foolish children, only one was wise enough to realize its wrongs, but it was already too late. What the rest didn't realize was that after Terra had died, they would soon follow with no one left to provide for them.

Terra is also known as Earth, her children known as humans, and the drug, known as oil.

The Addiction ended it all.
Positively addicted to oil, that's the world today.

Had a spark of an idea, quickly wrote it down... The single worried child representes the few humans who do care about Terra, Mother Earth.

Enjoy, comment to tell me how much you think it needs change, or even if you just love it! :meow:
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skrewdupandaround Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
thats really cleaver!
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WarriorLoverInc Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Nannaa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
It's brilliant! It's absolutely brilliant. The simplicity really emphasizes the depth in the story, the message is very well dramatized.
In many cases, such as this, simplicity really helps making a message memorable and obvious. It's a touching story cause it's so true. I've written some works in school projects about our oil addiction, the ceasing oil reserves etc and it's really frightening. I got many reactions from people who had no idea about the problem, so I guess I opened up a few eyes. Just like I think you do with this, or at least inspire!
I hope our governments and multinational companies will take the issue seriously and act more rationally. It's not only that we're destroying the earth, but we're also digging our own grave economically, politically etc. When the prices rise, food and basic commodities will get very expensive and people will suffer, which will cause huge conflicts worldwide. Haha I sound like some apocalyptical prophet :lmao: But it's true, which is what's so scary. And the fact that so many people are unaware.

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Great work!! :w00t:
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WarriorLoverInc Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh thank you! :bow: With this piece, even if people disagree, if I at least get them to talk, it's doing it's job. :)
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Nannaa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student General Artist
True :)
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HoldenInvisible Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Whoa! A totally impressive story! Nicely Done!
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WarriorLoverInc Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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HoldenInvisible Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Np! =)
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Mez10000 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student Writer
Simple, yet painfully effective.
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WarriorLoverInc Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. And thanks so much for the :+fav: too! :dance:
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