Climate Catastrophe

Climate Catastrophe

Sultry nights linger
long into the Fall
Humidity remains high
and bodies still
glisten with sweat

In the steamy south
rainy season is
alive and well
as boiling Gulf waters
scream for hurricanes

Questions unanswered
through a medium
of disinformation 
Some burying their head
in the silt of the bayou

Denying the obvious
and seeing life
through a prism of
man-made distortion 
and the art of the hoax 

Turning a blind eye
to the soon-to-be
irreparable damage
done to our world
by man’s selfishness


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 


Prompts


Sultry - Word of the Day
Prism - RDP
Medium - Stream of Consciousness
Scream - FOWC

  10 comments for “Climate Catastrophe

  1. October 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This is something we all should read. Very well written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks Sadje. This poem only touches hurricanes. We could all write about our climate experiences depending where we are in the world 😢❤️

      • October 10, 2020 at 4:37 pm

        The truth so forcefully expressed! I love this, Christine!❤️

      • October 10, 2020 at 8:45 pm

        Oh yes, we all can.

  2. October 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    It seems as if everywhere is being pelted in these uncertain times. Well said.

  3. October 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    But as long as we turn a profit…

  4. October 11, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Very true and very well expressed.

  5. October 11, 2020 at 10:59 am

    So sad. .As though there is an inevitability to the end. I love it. You evoked such emotion in me. 🙂

  6. October 11, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    your title drew me in, your poem is outstanding Christine, humans keep on doing and the universe is responding but we ar enot listening.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Thanks Gina. No, most are not listening and those that do are humiliated and shamed for believing the science. It’s so sad 😢

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