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I am not a bleating liberal, nor do I wish to upset America. But when I am in England sunbathing in 75 degree temperatures, when it normally is snowing at this time of year. When we have just declared a hose pipe ban. And when our most common bird the Starling has suddenly all but vanished, one can safely summise that something is happening to the climate. Reason suggests we all must get together to solve this problem and capitalism and individual concerns should take second place to the majority.


Democracy is at America’s heart
You lead while others follow
And your citizens bear the right to be free
With freedom comes responsibility
And democracy applies 
To all who inhabit this earth?

Within this premise Kyoto speaks
That sound which disturbs
 The majority of a wider democracy

 You deny their global solution 
In favour of the American way
But there are whispers in the wind
For nature too believes in democracy
And nature will make the agreement for you

For she is omnipotent to unleash her democracy
You can deny your future, but your ghosts will deny you
This way of life feeds a changing climate
And nature gathers her strength 
Slowly rising to give you her answer

The Hurricane and tornado 
The desert and the flood
Her democracy to maintain
A balance within the hemispheres

Your Freedom is a noble thing
For freedom lies in every beast.
But only humans carry the burden of democracy
This is the price we pay for freedom

But freedom is worthless
When all you grow is destroyed
When all you build is washed away
When all that you hold dear is taken without mercy

Look over the fence America
Look beyond your borders
Look at your planet
And look at this baby born
For it may never grow up to remember you


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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 8:56:00 AM
    Yes Steven, 'reason suggests ...', but dollars demand and democracy bends ... there lies the dilemma. One day (soon perhaps) it will be too late for reason or democracy ... nature will dictate ...

  1. Date: 3/30/2012 5:38:00 AM
    Where did this week go I wonder again. But hey I have enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Steven. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with joy and happiness. Keep writing and sharing your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 7:13:00 PM
    it's time for Jesus to returne. but people won't believe me. Dec. 21 2012

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 3:01:00 PM
    A great write Steven, we are becoming more aware of the ecological changes to our system, thank you for sharing this gem hugs viel

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 2:31:00 PM
    Very true indeed Steven....powerful poem. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 1:51:00 PM
    yes, Steven, climate changes are easily apparent. It seems at a more marked degree as each year passes. Pretty noticeable this year. I enjoyed your poem. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 1:20:00 PM
    You are so right in what you say here. I agree with you. We are at the mercy of mother nature. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla