Poetry: Global Warming
Our environment in decay
Our cities like over-worked
Women look, too tired to
Air poisoned through centuries
Of pollution and misuse
Streets littered with garbage
Rotting rubbish float
On surface of rivers
The seas contaminated
With off-shore drilling of oil
And oil spillage from burst pipes
Diminishing marine lives.
Gutters send forth
Sickening smells far
Military rivalry endangering
Mankind with nuclear wastes.
Cutting down of trees and carbon
Dioxide emission from human inventions
To desert encroachment and increase
In atmospheric temperature now
Popularly known as global warming.
Heavy rains until earth could absorb no more
Like the Biblical flood
Flooding the earth as if all the taps in
The sky had been turned on by
The hand of the Almighty.
The rain falling as if determined to shed
The tears which the flood victims and
The suffering people of
The world could not shed.
Global warming, chaotic and filthy environment
Hazardous to health and a threat
To our continual survival in planet
Earth. The time for action is now.