Monday, 25 February 2019

POEMS FOR THE PLANET - The Little Brown Rat

The Little Brown Rat

It is about time we all had a good chat
About what happened to the little brown rat.
Some people blamed the European cat
For the disappearance of the little brown rat,
But it was not the European cat
That did for the little brown rat.
It was climate change that did begat 
The extinction of the little brown rat.
So politician and technocrat
Remember please the little brown rat.
As you stare at the rising thermostat 
Seas rise like they did for the little brown rat.
Climate change is a fact.
Please remember the little brown rat.

© Phil Knight

Bramble Cay melomys: Climate change-ravaged rodent listed as extinct

Phil is poet from Neath in South Wales. His poetry collection 'You Are Welcome To Wales"was published in 2015 by The Red Poets.