Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. Become a member
Tony Tweedy Nov 2021
A thousands spires that whirl and dervish,
high upon the scorching currents in the air.
Across the empty desiccated wastelands,
so long parched without waters soft repair.

Like gyrating embodied souls rotating,
to lay scar deeply carved upon the land,
driving clouds of rock like pelting hail,
headlong until all is shattered into sand.

Flashes of lightening and thunders call,
clouds cast in iron, observers of the scene,
testament in muted light from up on high,
sole recall of still waters that once had been.

Desolate open and forsaken landscape,
where only wind gives motion to the world.
Leaden clouds of rain without a falling,
static charged clouds constantly re-curled.

How long ago it was that life had left,
its own scars and marks upon the soil.
until through life's' own achievements,
a once beautiful world was left to broil.

In that not so distant time when remnants
of the miracle that was life is erased and gone.
not one thing that we have ever seen or know,
nor memory of who we once were shall live on.
You dont really have to believe the science...
Its real.... its time to do something.
Choose not to if you like... you cant escape by hiding from this... nor can your kids or grandkids.
Simon Piesse Oct 2021
Stop all the cars.
Shut down the coal.
Prevent Big Oil from dumping its ***** load.
Shake up complacency
And pull out the stops:

Let our leaders lead.

You are North and South and East and West;
Our sanctuary
At God’s behest.

The time is now to transform our ways,
So warming ends,
Now and always.

Simon Piesse
I was inspired by the punchiness / gut-wrenching-ness of W H Auden's 'Stop the clocks' poem.   It seemed apt to transmute this tone for the make or break climate summit at Cop 26 that starts today.
OpenWorldView Oct 2021
makes us submissive.
prevents us taking action.
we can do better!
have courage
Either you pray or either worship,
To get rid of pain, misery & hardship.
All your effort shall must go in vain,
Your problems be there & you be in pain.
Can you grow Mango on a berry tree?
By bowing to God and asking for glee?
Certainly a prayer, not fetch a result,
Unless work hard increase your pulse.
Your action decide, your future indeed,
Not prayer important, your action & deed.
Then Why to bother , why to complain,
God is your creation you given the name.
He neither can grant a prayer or boon.
Because he exists like bright day moon.
By mere worshipping to God, one never gets mango out of a Guava Tree. Similarly, a Mango Tree never bears the fruits of Guava. Howsoever sincerely you pray to God, it is your action , which is decisive of your fate. YOU GET THE FRUIT, AS YOU SOW A SEED. WORK IS IMPORTANT, NOT PRAYER INDEED.
Brumous Jun 2021
nothing was enough,
I really tried
maybe not much

as it is not sufficient
I do nothing
and tried

everything, was it?

i sat idly on the floor
with headphones to
drown the thoughts and all

for my actions failed to express,
and so does my words.
Zywa Jun 2021
I like to be able

to do what I'd like to do –

if I could do it.
#160 – “Heer Bommel en de uitvalsels” (#160 – “Sir Bumble and the breakdownings”, 1978, Marten Toonder)

Collection "Bearer Toonder"
Zywa Jun 2021
There is so much good

to be done, I think, at times –

I do think, at times…
#137 – “Tom Poes en de ombrenger” (#137 – “Tom **** and the slayer”, 1971-1972, Marten Toonder)

Collection "Bearer Toonder"
Zywa May 2021
Words are only words,

until we start colouring –

them with our actions.
"Maitiid" ('Spring', 2021, Nyk de Vries) --- Collection "Na de feestelijkheden"
You can beat the water, slap the water ,stamp the water!
You can do whatever to water!! It still flows under your feet!

But remember,the same water can write your fate by altering the form to tsunami!!
I'm just like that!!!!
What u give shall return....
Michael Apr 2021
If one man stands that can't be defeated,
it's Um Pow!  Um Pow!
Even with his hands tied to both his feet,
it's Um Pow!  Um Pow -
He battled many men in a great big war,
and now he's even stronger than ever before!
If one man stands that can't be beaten,
it's Um Pow!  Um Pow!

It's Um Pow!  Um Pow!
Smasin bashin everything he can,
it's Um Pow!  Um Pow, right now!
He'll take you down with a flyin punch!
Karate kick you in the stomach,
make you lose your lunch!
O My holy cow!  Look out -
It's Um Pow!

"Um?"   POW!!!
Next page