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“Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees Please”

By Bernie Bell

Please Mr Gove…………. “Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees
Please”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/09/pesticide-believed-kill-bees-authorised-use-england-eu-farmers

 

Big Yellow Taxi

 

By Joni Mitchell

They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin’ hot spot

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

They took all the trees put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar an’a half just to see ’em

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

Hey farmer, farmer put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees
Please

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
(Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop, ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)

I said don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (Ooh, bop-bop-bop-bop)
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

Image credit: M Bell

2 replies »

  1. Oh Bernie, how much I do agree with you. Every day I read about the decimation of the natural world but change is so slow and heavily influenced by multinational corporations whose first concern is to make a profit. As I peel my spotty apples, I despair for the human race. I do what I can but when are governments worldwide going to get a grip and stop authorising more parking lots?

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