Extinction Rebellion support enthusiast

by David the ancient in Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

Extinction Rebellion support enthusiast

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Write songs, make films and videos to warn people that all life on earth is doomed unless IMMEDIATE action is taken to stop global warming.

by David the ancient in Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

I am now very elderly. In the past I used to drive a car, fly in planes, use far too much electricity, and ignore the effects of this. I then realised that scientists had overlooked the fact that a temperature rise of just one degree would cause forest fires that would destroy the world's last forestry areas. In July 2019 western Europe saw all-time record high temperatures.

On a visit to Ganavan on a hot day, I saw three small children running around naked chasing the seagulls, and this inspired me to write the following poem in support of Extinction Rebellion. 

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THIRD PLANET

by David Gallant

 

Third planet from the sun

Home of man since time begun

No matter how far I may be

The soil of Earth is home to me.

 

Though I left my place of birth

I was born upon the Earth

But my life depends on you

Whether I am false or true.

 

Dear ancestor, hear my plea

From the fortieth century:

Carbon fuels and energy

Can but mean catastrophe

 

 “End those wars” I cry forlorn,

“Otherwise I won’t be born.” 

Here, you’ve tamed a galaxy,

Will you harken to my plea?

 

So across the gulf of time

My plea rests in hands of thine,

If you don’t then it will mean

I am just a might-have-been

 

Naked children by the sea

Laughing eyes beguiling me

Chasing seagulls on the shore

Of Earth, my home forevermore

 

Third planet from the sun

Home of man since time begun

No matter how far I may be

The soil of Earth is home to me.

I want to raise funds to write songs and poems and make films and videos in support of Extinction Rebellion. If we fail, then all life on Earth is doomed.

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