The poet William Stafford set himself the task of writing a poem a day. When someone asked him what he would do when his poem-of-the-day wasn't very good, he replied "I simply lower my standards." In order to increase output, the bar here is set at a low level - the point of this is to have some fun with current events and politics. I welcome contributions and comments. Now you can also follow Doggerelo on Twitter (@doggerelo). Because of continuing medical problems, I'm no longer able to post a poem-a-day. I'll continue to post poems, but at a reduced frequency, so please stay tuned.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

The Earth is heating up today
Because, some say,
We overdo
Our CO2.

The Earth is heating up today
But it’s OK
Says angrily.

The Earth is heating up today
But we delay
And can’t decide:
It’s suicide!

The Earth is heating up today
I hope and pray
That we’ll be wise
Or seas will rise.

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