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.
Thu 11th May 2023 09:09
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.
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?
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.
Sun 7th May 2023 11:20
Yes, but there is hope.
BECAUSE THE POETS ARE NOT SILENT ANYMORE.
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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