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Heat Dome

Real Poetic’s Anniversary acrostic challenge

By Andrea Corwin Published about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Photo by Javier Miranda on Unsplash

Are you paying attention to how you live in this

near meltdown, this regular

never-ending heat

index?

Voracious consumption is a bellows of heat over the entire

Earth, and still, we strip the land of ore and

rare earth metals,

scarring her surface,

avoiding the truth that we

really need to face. Sacrifices are unwelcome because humans are not

yet enlightened, living selfishly and callously under our fabricated heat dome.

Copyright © 6/22/2024 by Andrea O. Corwin

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Written for Real Poetic's challenge

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Comments (23)

  • Andrea Corwin (Author)12 days ago

    Thanks so much for reading and for your comment!!😍

  • Harbor Benassa12 days ago

    I like how you ended the poem with the powerful phrase “fabricated heat dome”

  • Babs Iverson21 days ago

    Love it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Mariann Carroll22 days ago

    I see where this poem was inspire . I love the heat. 80 is my limit

  • Jay Kantor25 days ago

    Hi Ac - You mention Miami & Chicago: You woudn't want to be under the constant triple digit 'heat dome' here without a/c - I don't remember it ever being so hot. 'j'.in.l.a.

  • Ralph Thompson30 days ago

    Good story we need to stop stripping the earth. Keep up the good work.

  • Matt30 days ago

    I love reading your writings! Keep it up Andrea

  • Katie Erdman30 days ago

    I like your take on this challenge. ❤️ This topic is complicated and scary because we are beyond the tipping point

  • Maili Paul30 days ago

    I find this a very well penned piece. Although I feel that climate change is not so easily explained or battled (this being an area of my degree expertise). We do as humanity need to come together and have some real discussions to help effect real healthy stewardship of earth and its resources.

  • J. Otis Haasabout a month ago

    I love this. Having written extensively about my childhood birthdays, I feel like I have decent sense memories as to what late June *should* feel like, and it’s terrifyingly evident what has changed. Thank you for writing this, as I think it’s extremely important to acknowledge what’s going on.

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    This was powerful stuff, Andrea. I could feel the heat of anger coming off it, and warning. Heat dome - such a great way to describe the Earth.

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    There have been many warnings and signs...only a few really listen to the ticking of the clock. Serious words here.

  • Michelle Liewabout a month ago

    Yes Andrea. It’s sad that most of the problems we have with with climate are of our own doing. We are in our own heat dome.

  • ED CLEFF about a month ago

    Breath taking): Pls Keep The Fire BURNING !!

  • CHRISTIAN Pabout a month ago

    Nice work 💯

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This had so much truth to it and was soooo profound! Loved your take on this challenge!

  • Mark Gagnonabout a month ago

    And yet our politicians cry out, drill baby, drill!

  • shanmuga priyaabout a month ago

    The line "we really need to face" is a poignant reminder of our responsibility to act as ....stewards of the planet, calling on us to wake up and take action before it's too late. Your poem is a stark and sobering warning that serves as a powerful call to action for change....You have powerfully captures the urgency of our environmental crisis...... fantastic poem....I loved reading it!

  • Lana V Lynxabout a month ago

    So true, one day the Earth will just shake us all off into oblivion.

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    It's even hot in the UK today (not on the world stage!). It's not the extreme heat that reminds us we risk it all though.

  • T. Lichtabout a month ago

    Love this poem 💕

  • Real Poeticabout a month ago

    Reading this on an extremely hot day where I am makes it that much better.

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