May Day

May Day

Mayday, Mayday, S O S,
this is a plea for help, I guess.

Dit-dit-dit- dat-dat-dat,
the world lies dying
and that’s a fact.

Add another dit-dit-dit
and that’s morse code
for we’re in deep shit.
What can we do
to get out of it?

Very little, as I see it,
if the world can’t be
bothered to see it.

Another half country
of forest gone,
right whales diminishing,
they won’t last long.
Rivers flooding,
forests on fire,
what have we done
to earn Gaia’s ire?

Human beings
long-forgotten,
but profits are up,
maybe that’s what’s rotten.
We’re near rock bottom
I would guess.
Mayday, Mayday, SOS,

We’ll soon be gone
our works forgotten.
No more humans,
the world in a mess:
Mayday, Mayday, SOS.


Comment: Well that’s how I see it some days and this is just one of those mournings. Say it in paint, say it in rhyme. Nobody’s listening most of the time.

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May Day

8 thoughts on “May Day

  1. Always there is someone fighting on behalf of the Earth. Sometimes I hear them and feel so optimistic. Sometimes some jerk shows up and spoils things. People are a species that harms their habitat. But they also fight hard to survive.

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  2. Love it Roger! Very apt today in Australia when government chirf laggard on climate change is still trying to deflect from its failings during the past three years.
    Glad to see new experiments still happening
    in your writing

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