Floy Dy (Floyd) Ra (Floydson)


STOP THE MADNESS


Stop denying the reality
that is climate change
I dare you to watch
the islands of the Pacific
the islands of the Caribbean
the islands of the Indian ocean
the rising water levels of the large deltas
of the Mekong, the Ganges,
the Amazon and the Nile
the fast dwindling polar ice caps
the mountainous regions
of the Himalayas and the Andes
to see communities confronting with
glacial floods and watch
the hills of Central America
that confronts similar monstrous
hurricanes at the Gulf of Mexico
and the eastern seaboard
of North America and right now
the Philippines.
One year ago we asked
If not us then who?
If not now, then when?
If not here, then where?
It may have fell on deaf ears.
But here in Warsaw we may very well ask
these same forthright questions.
If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?
If not here in Warsaw, where?
What the Philippines are going through
as a result of this extreme climate event
is madness.
The climate crisis is madness.
We can stop this madness.
Right here in Warsaw.

(c) All Rights Reserved
to Yeb Sano, Philippines chief negotiator
(put in a poem by Floy Dy Ra,11-13-2013)

Submitted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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