Torrents of Rain

Torrents of rain,

Devastating floods,

Blinding snows,

Frigid cold,

Sweltering heat,

Drought,

Wildfires,

Hurricanes smashing lives,

El Ninõ,

El Ninã,

The perfect storm,

Take responsibility for ourselves,

Take responsibility for our actions,

Unless it interferes with capitalism,

Then responsibility goes out the window.

Global warming…

Nonsense!

Liberal scientists–a gauntlet to progress

Or could we really be destroying the planet.

Recklessly laying waste to mother earth,

All for the almighty dollar.

What will we leave as our legacy?

A world spiraling out of control,

Cold, hot, bleak, devastated,

Because of our denial,

Because of our arrogance,

Chaos for the next generation,

And the ones that follow them.

Our responsibility is not arbitrary,

It is our duty,

We owe it to the future,

To do what is right,

Before its too late.

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

24 thoughts on “Torrents of Rain

  1. Oh my … the folks on Fox Noise will have a lot to say about this! 😉
    Global warming? Bah! Humbug! Just pinko liberal propaganda!
    Great poem, Dom. We can hope and pray that 2014 is the year that people start to take it seriously – and put their shoulders to the wheel re: coming up with workable solutions.

    Ever see Koyaanisqatsi? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyaanisqatsi]
    We’ve been living it … it’s getting worse … there needs to be a new way of living.
    [ in case you haven’t seen it: http://vimeo.com/21922694 ]

    • Yes, Fox would have a lot to say about this. Sadly anything, including the state of the world we live in, is up for grabs when it comes to making a profit. I haven’t seen this movie, but I will definitely watch it it sounds very compelling. Maybe 2014 will be the year…or it will just be another like the last, I only hope that things change before it is too late. Thanks for the great comment and information. 🙂

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