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Post by Mahalia » 28 Feb 2018, 14:42

A LOSING BATTLE ... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBark Poet

Now Thor the thunder god he smote his Anvil, and the sound
reverberated through the hills and gullies all around,
whilst clouds were tossed like fairy dust and scattered far and near and far
and jagged spears of lightning hurtled earthward, causing fear.
The birds were tossed like powder puffs their feathers all awry -
then those below trembled and cast their eyes towards the sky

A change in substance, felt by all, caused haste and worried frowns,
farmers were worried 'bout their crops, and in cities and towns,
commuters picked their pace up as they hurried to and fro.
Striation clouds were gathering - that forecasted a blow
The terrible twins had been and gone - all thought hope was in sight
but now precipitation warned that they'd get hail tonight

Some say it's green house gases, others - they claim climate change.
Still more claim it's a cycle of the earth and nothing strange,
but those who are impacted and each day it seems there's more
whose lives and homes are threatened both on the sea and shore,
speak with one tongue of terror, how they all feared for their lives;
when nature threw down ice and sleet and stabbed with jagged knives.

Man thinks himself superior and also pretty smart.
Man's modified the crops we grow, ripped out the Mother's heart.
Exploded weapons 'cross the world, polluted streams and seas.
Managed to cause extinction in our wildlife and now bees.
Oh yes! We are the smart ones - we are fuelled by power and greed
but the Mother she is smarter - we are fools ... we take no heed.
The Scribbly Bark Poet
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/

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