Humankind is in denial…
When rain turned to acid,
we didn’t stop polluting.
Neither when rivers turned to poisonous foam.
Plastic trash are everywhere,
though research told us long ago,
that nature can’t break down plastics.
So now sea creatures eat plastic,
and beaches are sand mixed micro-plastics.
People hold funerals and put up plaques for dead glaciers,
still we increase our use of fossil fuels,
ever increasing global warming.
Weather patterns is turning chaotic, extreme,
yet we still debate human impact, while;
the polar caps melt, bush burns, drought last for years,
and big storm system drench more than ever before.
When children go on strike to get grown-ups to listen,
many belittle them instead of change behavior.
Will we awake before;
The caps have melted.
Low lying or poorly drained land is submerged due to rising sea levels.
The deserts of the world grows ever bigger, drier, more unlivable.
Fresh water is scarce.
Crops grow badly due to changed growth zones,
few pollinators, and depleted, poisoned soil.
Massive unfightable fires rage across huge swathes of continents.
Human starve, and thirst.
Flee unlivable lands.
Fights war over arable land and drinkable water.
Build humongous walls to keep the rightly coloured, rich people in. ©REDCAT
Deadly no man’s land.
Even bigger, industrialized countries of refugee camps,
where the wrongly colored poor,
live their life in concentration camp horror.
Where Death become a blessing.
Written for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Awakening.
I know I’ve written about this before, but I think it’s to important an issue, so it will keep coming up in my writing.