Letter for Saturday, March 11, 2017

• A dare to show he cares

A dare to show he cares

I am really quite illiterate

But someone made a dare

So I composed this poem

Because I truly, truly care.

I am having a little trouble

Sleeping through the night

Just the thought of the Dairy Farm

Is causing me great fright.

When you think of our beautiful Island

Does a Dairy Farm come to mind?

I have to think in all honesty

It would be at the end of the line.

Having thought about the Dairy Farm

Whether it is good or bad

It seems to be about money

And to me that’s very sad.

It never ceases to amaze me

That the people who live far away

Always know what is best

For those of us who stay.

If you were to ask the question

Where do the billionaires live now?

I would be willing to bet

That it’s not too close to cows.

When thinking about decisions

Affecting Kauai’s environment and beauty

It’s definitely a “no-brainer”

Our representatives have a duty.

As far as the Dairy Farms concerned

I hope you will understand

I am not against the farmers

But I feel God has a plan.

Let’s put things in perspective

Regarding the Dairy Farm

If things did not go well

It would cause a lot of harm.

Can you imagine the legacy

That you would leave behind

If you were to vote yes

They would say “you lost your mind.”

When you look at the possible downside

A “yes vote” would definitely be wrong

And I am certainly surprised

That the decision has taken so long.

If we were to rate our Paradise

It would be a “10 Plus”

And to keep it the way it is

Is definitely a must.

May God bless Kauai and its

beautiful people.

Earle MacDonald



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