Saving our planet from climate collapse
Opponents predict economic relapse
Lessons leave students with lofty high hopes
As politics present roadblocks that pull us by ropes
Respond and exploit these dubious gaps
Whistle awhile, you’ve created your own
Imagine containing entire cyclones
New data proves these turbines share promise
Doubtful skeptics care only for profits
Harnessing water seems a laborious chore
Yet global coverage means a limitless store
Dams worldwide boast massive returns
Rivers with flooding no longer concern
Our actions now build our future’s core
Ol’ Joe got the news by e-mail,
“Good news! Your new ale’s up for sale!”
He bought a new coat
To match his new boat
But drowned at the sight of a whale.
Waves rise and curl in approach
Demanding their next gift.
Another vessel taken,
As boards rip and split.
A lone, meager sail
Fights to fulfill its purpose
Despite its overburdened load
Lay perched atop the surface.
Though taken to escape,
They face a moral gamble:
Affix your eyes on what’s out of sight,
Or turn to help who scramble.
Details mask the parallel of today
As thousands become units of exchange.
We disconnect the cause and effect
As if these wars will one day change.
Begins on its own,
No evidence denies,
Though often shown first
Over an ancestor’s eyes.
The process is tepid,
Far done when decrepit,
By then, we’ll just call it a tie.
For us, the losses seem endless.
Our soil has lost its defenses.
Til all that’s intact
Are the roots in the back
Between the two pale and bare mountains.
Entirely told through texts in stationary settings!
While the only sound is background noise-
Like in all the tips!
You find your favorite moment…
This has to be the best event to imagine;
To love every second of it.
As if it connected,
And sent bursts of sparks spiraling in search
of the before and after;
to dig out every second of it.
Moving on, I got more ideas…
What’s holding us back from progress?
Scientists breed evidence, no less.
Our skies now burn a brownish hue,
Oceans rise, glaciers in our dew;
Nothing natural, just our very own mess.
Those who know can’t further express
Concern for this global distress.
If there’s no fact, not stat askew,
What’s holding us back?
The science of fact is not meant to impress,
Though the media feels it must suppress
Through erroneous discourse they love to spew
To appease an audience they misconstrue.
The power to ask, we truly possess,
What’s holding us back?