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by Deb
Rated: E · Poetry · Environment · #2219487
An environmental poem, written for inclusion in Hero's Purpose, as a performance poem.

What is a carbon footprint?
Do we have one?
Is it cause for alarm?
Politico in a twitter
With Greta’s effect
What’s the harm?

They cite fake news
No global warming
Just radical environmentalist
Ignore the signs
Milk OSHA’s gain.
We’re doing fine
There’s no acid rain.

Yeah, oceans are dying
Coral reefs shrinking
We have more earthquakes
Fires, and draught.
Pollution in water and air
And our lungs
let’s not go there.

We need fossil fuel
To move ahead
Don’t fill our minds
With doomsday dread.
Petroleum and coal
Fuels our homes and our cars
Wind energy impedes our view
Of the prairie and stars.

So, continue to pump, frack, and strip
Poor Mother Earth until she’s sick
Let the seismometers whir
While we all gasp for clean air
And follow our leaders with that
Vacant stare.
Initiate change
You know…
Walk don’t ride
Change the tide
Adjust the stat
Use less water
And if you need light
Use L.E.D.s’

Don’t waste food
There’s carbon there
Eat local produce and share
Recycle, repurpose, reuse
If you travel don’t fly
Take a cruise
Turn of electronics,
It’s not too hard.
Insulate better
Use Energy Star

Choose not to be
A nation of sorrow
Save our wildlife, our oceans, our children….
You know

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