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Global Warming

As I wake up to the dawn of another day I wrestle with myself and ask why bother Just another day, without any warmth There is a chill in my heart, sadly this is true The coffee pot sings, an attempt to lift spirits I confess I welcome even this small endeavor A machine trying to cheer me up, In this a cold cold cold world How can this be? Me so thirsty and cold? I hypnotically prepare for another day As I curse Al Gore I see you all scurry from here to god knows where Curious I ponder what’s the rush? Snow falls from a dreary sky A blanket of white to chill us even more A child romps happily in springtime meadows Chasing butterflies and dreams His heart now filled with Vodka Ice How did such warmth turn into an ancient glacier? In the subway deep underground I see a stranger, a woman, tears falling Icicles form under her eyes She too has a frozen heart I would hug her, with words of comfort If not for the invisible cold barrier between us We are many on this subway of desire So close, yet we all feel the northern winds of loneliness This world of love and compassion has become frozen We have forgotten the season of spring We have been frozen out of emotions garden We shiver here in the cold together alone I rise up from the subways depths I know my heart was murdered by the arctic winds Something inside of me , cries Go Go Go melt something, anything I pass the newsstand selling flowers I buy one single rose The woman with icicle tears is nearby I hand her this rose I whisper, what this planet needs Is some global warming She smiles a sad thank you As I walk away, hoping Global warming takes hold

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 2/4/2016 9:11:00 PM
Love it for the "blackish humor" in global warming! I just read it two years later.
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Date: 2/4/2016 9:53:00 PM
Thank you kindly Sir! :)
Date: 5/24/2014 1:25:00 AM
Yes all is well, thanks for asking.
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Date: 5/13/2014 6:46:00 PM
a masterful pen Arthur on a subject we should all take to heart I feel your pain and sadness hugs
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:46:00 PM
Thanks Shadow! Hope all is well with you and family
Date: 5/11/2014 5:25:00 AM
You are a poetic powerhouse, Arthur.
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:45:00 PM
Thanks Jake, cheers!
Date: 5/7/2014 6:21:00 PM
This is moving up the charts pretty fast Arthur. Well done my friend.
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Date: 5/7/2014 1:37:00 PM
Very good, important write arthur! Keep on fighting the good fight!
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/23/2014 10:44:00 PM
Thanks Keith!!
Date: 5/6/2014 8:16:00 PM
A great poem about a very powerful subject I wish people would just get together and work on this problem. Even just to pick up trash or plant a tree something, every little bit can make a difference, I really enjoyed your piece and am glad i read it tonight. take care my friend, always cheri
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/23/2014 10:25:00 PM
Thanks Cherl!!! Yes I always believe we can all make a difference!
Date: 5/6/2014 5:32:00 PM
great poem ... the title sets your mind thinking in one direction and then the poem takes you somewhere else completely. And it just sounds great too. Loved it. cheers, Alex
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/23/2014 10:23:00 PM
Thanks Alex, I had fun with that!
Date: 5/6/2014 9:53:00 AM
arthur... you are one great poet ... !!! thank you for loving our nature...I believe that by this kind of talent,we can create a big changes around the globe!!! ..so keep penning and let our voice be heard!!! :O)) xoxo
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/23/2014 10:22:00 PM
Thank you Aiyah! :)
Date: 5/6/2014 9:35:00 AM
you tackled 2 global warming here: one for mama earth and one to mankind...;) heartwarming touching write.. :) i remember one story that i read that it really touched me the one where they have to lit one match stick to survive the cold.. :( 2nd stanza.............. what a picture of longing.. :O, olive eloisa who thought at this way :) is this the part 2 :O?:D?!
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:21:00 PM
Such global warm kind words!!!!! :) Thanks!
Date: 5/5/2014 7:46:00 PM
Just fantastic Arthur, one of your best! Straight to my favorites. I have also added you to my favorite poets list, I was surprised I didn't have you on the list already. I have corrected that oversite.
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:42:00 PM
Thanks Richard, hope all is well with you and loved ones!
Date: 5/5/2014 7:42:00 PM
your mind is intriguing, Did you read my poem "cold'? I think we have minds alike which in this world is a strange thing to have. I enjoy your words and how I read them. I know your mind.
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/23/2014 10:20:00 PM
Thanks Casarah, the pic I see here is beautiful of you with your little one! I will have a look at that one!!!
Date: 5/5/2014 7:00:00 PM
This was a beautiful write Arthur...Sure makes one think :) Ana
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:18:00 PM
Hi there Ana, that's the idea!!!! on many levels!
Date: 5/5/2014 6:56:00 PM
It did.! So cool it warms my heart. You contributed :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 5/23/2014 10:14:00 PM
Thank you Toguyen, that's so sweet of you!!!
Date: 5/5/2014 6:16:00 PM
the sentiments in this poem are beautiful. but I sure hope you are not one of those who denies global warming exists. Weather is going to get even more messed up in years to come. Very interesting poem. I especially love the second half of it relating it to humanity.
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Date: 5/23/2014 10:13:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, its alot more complicated than people think, I sure think we should concern ourselves cleaning up the pollution in our own back yards. When it comes t this topic I try and follow the science though not the politicians. I do have some good news, the USA has reduced their carbon emissions back to 1992 levels, something many other Countries who said they would have not!!!!