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A Global Warning

Where there’s a will there may be a way, out

By Joe O’ConnorPublished about a month ago 1 min read
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A Global Warning
Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash

Eventually, there may only be one ocean.

Clouds may burst, full of scalding rain that cannot cool our tongues and the

Land may shrink until we’re all balancing on our tip-toes.

Inside we may peer out behind glass, city indistinct from forest, and

People may curse the preceding generation, down to the last plastic straw.

Skies may darken under fiery fumes, blocking out our sun. Yet

Even now, it may not be too late for us, if only they would listen.

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About the Creator

Joe O’Connor

New Zealander living in London

Teacher of English and History, and sport-lover

Mostly short stories and poems📚

Feel free to be honest- one constructive comment beats a hundred generic ones

Currently writing James The Wonderer

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  • L.C. Schäfer20 days ago

    Land may shrink until we’re all balancing on our tip-toes - that's my favourite bit. What an image 😁

  • angela hepworth22 days ago

    Powerful work. I loved how vivid and descriptive your language was throughout the poem!

  • Patrick M. Ohana24 days ago

    I think that climate change and pollution are no longer the main problems facing this planet, as some form of AI will bring more catastrophic changes, which may be good for Earth but probably not for us. A poignant eclipse!

  • Jazzy about a month ago

    whew this gave me nuclear war flashes, well done

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Very well done! And excellent title!

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    A message of hope! Bringing us back from the brink of despair!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Oh, this is blistering and damning really. Well done, Joe...I love the flow, the descriptions and the message!

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