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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Warming warning

There are those who dismiss
Human impact on the ozone,
It is our right to pillage
Earth's resources.

Maybe unavoidable-
Riots in Paris
Against rises in fuel aimed
At conserving energy;
World's leaders are against a wall.

Consumerism demands
More food in restaurants;
Leave half because
You are too full.

Let's recycle our plastic,
To assuage consciences
No bags allowed in the general black bin-bag though.

Iceland's Xmas ad banned
Because palm oil
Is in the interest of great corporations;
Sainsbury's ad went through-
Involving a plug kid inserting himself
Into a socket.

Millions of Christmas trees and house frontages
Lit up in a hideous Western lights show
Be prepared for Christmas-
We don't know how many are left to go.

© Amanda Derry

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Amanda Derry joined a Creative Writing class, following a breakdown, which played a significant role in her recovery. She now embeds literacy skills into classes that she teaches. Amanda also runs the Facebook Group, I Love Writing.


  1. Nailed the dilemma! There is no choice, though we think there is. Of course - if we do nothing - the future will arrive without us. Thanks, Amanda.