Sympathetic Stars

There’s no point in denying

Our cherished world is dying.

We’re choking it to death

With ill-considered breath

From factories and cars;

Soon sympathetic stars

Will weep at our demise

And curse our leaders’ lies.

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 6th Oct 2022 21:49

Thanks, Uilleam. Yes, the link worked and it is brilliant, if rather unnerving!
Flyntland - yes, in spite of COP 26, 27 etc, no one can admit that uncontrolled growth is not sustainable.
Thanks, John. I wanted to write something on the environment theme for National Poetry Day. I realise it is has a feeling of despair and I usually like to leave a bit of hope in my verse. But sometimes......

And thanks to Frederick, Holden, Tom, Nigel, Uilleam, Julie, Jock and Purplemoon for reading and liking this one.

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John Botterill

Thu 6th Oct 2022 20:45

Succinct and Brilliant, Stephen. Spot on! 😎

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Thu 6th Oct 2022 16:05

"Will weep at our demise
And curse our leaders' lies"

Most of us do our little bit but we are helpless when it comes to influencing politicians- Why Oh Why! do they only pretend to be

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Thu 6th Oct 2022 10:25

Very well put.
I think this youtube video by Steve Cutts tells some harsh truths.

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