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Dragon Father Wakens

DRAGON FATHER WAKENS

A righteous rage bursts forth; a mighty roar
Too long coiled within its egg incubating
Sets the skies alight with livid lightning:
“No! No more! Dragon seed, prepare for war!”
A vile canker festers from shore to shore;
Views land, people just there for ravishing
Yet no amount of pillaging and killing
Can ever quench that bellowing greedy maw.

Leaves sore ears ringing, deaf to all reasoning.
Comes now a settling of accounts: a day of reckoning.
For Mother Earth has suffered for too long.
Her newly risen son sings the dragon song.
His voice rings out from shore to sea-swept shore:
“No! No more! Dragon seed, prepare for war!”

A SAD BLIGHT

A SAD BLIGHT

None so blind as those
Who, given the gift of sight
Cannot, will not see

Corporate Mistake

CORPORATE MISTAKE

“More is more.” (“And more.”)
(“And more and more and more and …”)
Bang! The bubble bursts.
Not a capital idea
after all; suicidal.

How Convenient

HOW CONVENIENT

How convenient
These so well publicised “Terrorist Attacks”
In Paris on November 13th; quite a gift for those
Whose announcement of banning any protests
During the Climate Change Conference there
Starting on the 30th of the same month
Can now seem an understandable response
How convenient

How convenient
That President Obama (or Obomber)
Can spew out whatever fancy promises he likes
Knowing he won’t be in office to make good on them
Not that he has any problem breaking promises
Just ask Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden*
… Or the population of Afghanistan†
How convenient

How convenient
That so many people are so fully preoccupied
With the getting into or out of some relationship
Or the immediacy of their every day to day slog
Worrying about the size of their overdraft
Or just housing and feeding their family
And so don’t pay too much attention
How convenient

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* http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/426/increase-protections-for-whistleblowers/

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/subjects/afghanistan/

Goldilocks aka Join The Dots

GOLDILOCKS aka JOIN THE DOTS

Time for a wash, a bath, a shower
Not too cold, not too hot, just right

The temperature in my room
Was not quite to my taste, thank you

Luckily I had them all at my fingertips
The air conditioning, the thermostat

Fresh bread lay before me
But I decided I’d prefer toast

I read and created inspiring verse
And scattered it across the globe

Whilst oil-stricken birds washed ashore
And polar bears swam until they died

Compartmentalising

COMPARTMENTALISING

The proud grandfather
Just lectured on climate change
Can’t quite think things through

Systemic Causation

One must-read article.

“Global Warming Systemically Caused Hurricane Sandy” by George Lakoff

Ten More Years

TEN MORE YEARS

They told us that global warming would come
But people ignored it, said nothing was wrong
We think we’re invulnerable, lords of the earth
But just ask Katrina what our power is worth

Still ten years left to turn it around
A global solution can surely be found
I mean, come on now, how hard can it be?
All that we have to do is to agree

The leaders have gathered, the targets are set
But no one is meeting them, or at least no one yet
Can it be, do you think, that the men of the hour
Are controlled by the businessmen who put them in power?

Still eight years left to turn it around
A global solution can surely be found
I mean, come on now, how hard can it be?
All that we have to do is to agree

Sea levels rising – it’s just like they said
With flooding in London up over your head
In the garden of England productivity drops
Salt water irrigation is no good for crops

Still six years left to turn it around
A global solution can surely be found
I mean, come on now, how hard can it be?
All that we have to do is to agree

Droughts last for years, not a cloud in the sky
Could it be our emissions – no, no, that’s a lie
No water means no food and a land on its knees
And a new class of people: climate change refugees

Still four years left to turn it around
A global solution can surely be found
I mean, come on now, how hard can it be?
All that we have to do is to agree

We think we’re “developed”, with superior mind
But what of the ones that are “falling behind”
With their wars and diseases, their famine and thirst
Because part of the World had to put itself First

Still two years left to turn it around
A global solution can surely be found
I mean, come on now, how hard can it be?
All that we have to do is to agree

Alternative energy – wind, water, sun
Time’s slipping away – it will be a close run
We can’t keep burning fossil fuels like we are doing
We’re selfishly, stupidly heading for ruin

Our ten years are up and we still can’t agree
Is it the end now for Humanity?

Carlessness


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CARLESSNESS

Each one too many
Catch up with the bicycle
And own the city