One take on Climate Change
A Word of Explanation
The following poem was submitted for a Poetry Competition in 2006. The 3 conditions for entry were that the work had to be original, no more than 25 lines and on the topic of Climate Change.
Amazingly, my entry was "selected" for publication in an anthology of poetry by the the company running the competition. Not long after I was "invited" to purchase a leather bound copy of the anthology for about $150. My guess is that just about every entry was "selected" for publication!
I didn't pay the money.
Regarding climate change. This little poem just about sums up my thoughts and knowedge of climate change at that time. Having read quite a bit more on the subject since, I probably would'nt write it quite the same today.
I’m not a greenie but I don’t know,
why we continue to burn it so.
With fossil fuel and CO2,
killing the air and the future too.
It’s global warming and climate change,
that’s wiping up storms and drying the range.
Tim Flannery says the sea will rise.
More waterfront views Oh.. what a surprise.
We’re happy to trade the short term gains,
of the resources boom for long term pains.
We’ve got plenty of sun, And the wind blows strong.
Ethanol surely, and uranium?
But look out…, or it won’t be long.
If we don’t change…..
copyright H Morris 2006