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Why The Reef is Dying
I know what is killing the reef*
the bureaucrats are just lying
they know why it's coming to grief
and, before its time's up, dying.
When you consider just how much
is being made through tourist trade
those ill effects of human touch
you'll understand what evil's made.
Sure, there are other things as well
it would be foolish to deny
and of ignorance not to tell
but the main one is a fare's pry.
The reef's a large ecosystem
that's been here for millions of years
many creatures from it do stem
human pollution gives no cheers.
The wonders by sight that it gives
won't allow a stone left unturned
causing harm to it as it lives;
another problem by man churned.
Nature's real gauge of climate change
has now been rising steadily
making the weather appear strange
and the reef languishing to be.
It will be required for a while
to leave it alone and help it
recover from the human guile
that's only destroying to wit.
If we don't recognise this truth
or cause of the problem at hand
it would only deny our youth
of them ever seeing it grand.
Too much of a good thing can be
turned into something bad for all
if those involved but fail to see
the damage caused and so forestall.
Just think of what life would be like
if we could now do something to
prevent such a disastrous hike
but failed to act or carry through.
To reverse the trend, where possible, of an adverse condition or situation
we must take certain specific opposite measures with due consideration.
S.O.#128 © 2019 George Krokos
*Note: Reef = The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of north east Australia is one of the great natural wonders of the world.
Written in late May 2019.
M/Melbourne, Victoria, Aust
(M/Melbourne, Victoria, Aust)
Shiv Pratap Pal
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