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Duh

A bleached coral reef turns lush life into grief,
a Centigrade’s raise ushers pestilent plagues,
and a cyclone whip-whirls with our homes warmly glowing beneath.
A glacier shrinks to a risible size,
famine feeds death, Bangladesh becomes... less,
yet STILL, the deniers deny what’s in front of their eyes.
Duh.


1 Feb 2019
For Pithy Pants 2 Contest (Climate Change)
Sponsored by Maureen McGreavy

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Date: 2/13/2019 8:48:00 PM
Don’t (hardly) ever stop speaking your mind, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/14/2019 12:47:00 AM
Ha, thank you very much Geoffrey ;-)
Date: 2/10/2019 11:35:00 PM
Dear Nina You have my great respect for the quality and intelligence of your writing, and I appreciate the many positive responses that you have given on my poetic efforts; all in spite of our known diverse views. On the subject of man-made climate change, I accept that you have the right to express your view, but question the assumption that the question is settled, that the debate should be closed, and that those who disagree can be labelled as ‘deniers’ rather like ‘flat-earthers’. I have expressed my view in the poems: ‘Phoney Baloney’, and ‘Everyone Knows’.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 PM
I’d make a terrible politician because in most cases I can see both sides of the argument (unless one of those sides is driven by hate obviously) so I find it hard to come down on one side or the other. On this issue however I have to reserve my right to be forthright! For me, it’s too important an issue not to speak my mind. So I do!
Date: 2/7/2019 1:35:00 PM
I know I'm not the only one, but I really am tired of all the ignorant sensibility that permeates our world from certain bastions.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/7/2019 2:37:00 PM
Me too, hence “duh”! You behave like a child, you get talked to like a child!
Date: 2/6/2019 1:53:00 PM
Nicely done, Nina! The delightful rhymes and turns of phrases give the message extra oomph! ~ Gershon
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/6/2019 2:18:00 PM
Thank you Gershon!
Date: 2/2/2019 8:17:00 AM
So true Nina, we have a world full of morons, many of them in powerful positions. Going to Specsavers won't help. Tom.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/6/2019 2:18:00 PM
Ha, I wish it were as simple as sending em to spec savers! Is there such thing as brain savers I wonder??
Date: 2/1/2019 5:44:00 PM
Perfectly phrased... I will never understand what people think they are gaining by this behavior!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/6/2019 2:17:00 PM
Yes me neither. We’re not long on this world, so the least we can do is try to minimise our damage. But that’s just me.
Date: 2/1/2019 4:55:00 PM
Wow - powerful message and well delivered. Bravo, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/6/2019 2:11:00 PM
Thank you very much Line!
Date: 2/1/2019 4:20:00 PM
your words should be seen on a global scale Nina, the deniers are liars!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/1/2019 4:24:00 PM
Either that or plain stupid. Thank you very much Jan!
Date: 2/1/2019 3:45:00 PM
YES! That last line so true, I can't understand how some people can chose not to see what is so obvious - of course the poem is catchy and clever, just like you!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 2/1/2019 3:56:00 PM
I’m glad you liked the last line - it took me a *particularly* long time! Teehee. Yes, like you, I struggle with these irritating people. Sadly, one of them leads one of the richest nations on Earth, which is rather unfortunate for the planet :-(