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Every gob of oil we suck today,

every turd of coal we flame resplendent,

every age-old species we erase 

is assault against our own descendants.


I stoop before the few that reach tomorrow:

striving to live, I understand how they

must curse us, dodging lethal hails of arrows   

we senselessly let fly today.


climate change

◄ Late

No exit ►


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John Botterill

Thu 11th May 2023 09:09


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Stephen Gospage

Mon 8th May 2023 07:51

Climate change is the most important issue of our time and, as you say, Tim, poets must not stay silent. Thanks for this.

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Tim Ellis

Sun 7th May 2023 21:18

Thanks KJ, Kevin & Manish. Yes, I think poets must not stay silent about the climate catastrophe. We have a voice and we must use it.
KJ - Of course I don't, but I have my house insulated to the maximum I can afford, I get part of my power from solar panels, I don't fly any more, I never drive if I can use public transport and I don't use public transport if I can walk or cycle. I could do a lot more if I lived under a government that cared about our children's future. May I ask what you do to help out in this crisis?

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kJ Walker

Sun 7th May 2023 13:38

Thought provoking and well written.
I assume that you live in an unheated home, and travel everywhere on foot.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Sun 7th May 2023 05:41

A thought provoking poem. Let's one ponder on the happening world. Sensibly written.
Thank you for this.

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