Dear Mr President (POEM)

It’s not real, it’s a conspiracy, it just doesn’t exist.
A concept created by China to destroy the US.
It’s a complete delusion and irresponsible too,
To spread propaganda and call it “Fake news”.

With higher altitudes it’ll effect you last,
Higher tides, a lack of drinking water, it’ll be slightly warmer.
Meanwhile we’ve lost Fiji it’s been reclaimed by water.

When you accept and acknowledge that the problem is there,
And it’s a lot more real than your fake head of hair.
Then we can finally get together to right our wrongs,
I would hate to imagine if we waited too long.

So with water levels rising and the earth’s surface heating up,
Two more degrees and basically we’re fucked.
If that’s all that stands between us and total destruction,
The last thing we needed was your deduction.
By leaving an agreement that was meant to start the healing,
Of a broken planet we are all depleting.

The weather changes,
The melting snow,
The continuously growing ozone hole.
And our incessant desire to destroy our rain forests,
Demolishing trees that we actually need!

When you turn your mind away from business deals,
Profit margins and personal gain,
And recognise that the US is fifteen percent to blame.
Fifteen percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions,
Fifteen percent of the effected atmospheric conditions,
Fifteen percent of the reason why the planet wastes away,
Fifteen percent why we have a limited amount of time.

So until we reunite together and decide on a plan to fix a world in strife,
In desperate need of attention to help sustain our lives.
Remember that two degrees is all it will take to destroy everything we know,
Essentially deciding our fate.

Don’t leave it up to a man who clearly doesn’t understand,
I guess it wasn’t in the job description to care about our lands,
Or the air we breathe,
And the water we so desperately need.

But what more can we expect from a campaign,
Derived from hate with the power to segregate.
Whose ideas rested on bricks and mortar.
The ones he promised would protect the US border.
When the threat you so blatantly deny is bigger than any wall you can build to hide.

 

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38 Comments Add yours

  1. So true. The whole world is affected.

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    1. It’s no longer a “what can your country do” situation anymore, it needs to be a world wide movement! Thank you for reading X

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      1. I agree. Let waste and renewable energy!

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  2. Reblogged this on Jots from a Small Apt. and commented:
    It is curious, is it not, how others find us via our posts in the round-about-traffic that goes between you and….me. Seldom do I reblog a post. Why Ellie’s POEM? I often wonder what the kids (kids defined loosely…and to include all those “youngsters” who look twelve years old but now have college degrees, careers, and/or work in professional or semi-professional fields of endeavour )… do they [even] think at all about the consequences of decision being made today by governments (any and all governments if you will) that will affect their future? Ellie’s POEM asnswers my question.
    Yes.
    Yes they do.
    Thank you, Ellie.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your words with me and also reblogging. Genuinely means A LOT to me. I definitely do think and care about decisions being made for me. For something as huge as climate change how can we not think about it. When it comes down to it it’s not going to discriminate between age, race, gender or types of education. It will touch us all. Which means we all need to start thinking about what we’re going to do next!

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  3. Hi Ellie! I’m here thanks to Rae/Jots. Some people live their entire lives without ever learning to speak up/speak out, especially when speaking about controversial topics. You’re not talking ‘about’ Mr. President; you’re talking TO him!!! Congratulations on finding your voice, sharing it with a larger audience, and teaching others by example….

    Your final line cuts through the nonsense with clarity, ” …When the threat you so blatantly deny is bigger than any wall you can build to hide ”
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Lisa! So much appreciation to Rae/Jots for sharing my piece and to you for taking the time to read and share your words with me! There’s always a slight hesitation when sharing your work especially on such polarising topics! But I’m so glad I did. Thank you for the encouragement.

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      1. It’s very hard – and oftentimes scary – to walk alone… to toss our inner feelings out to the world … I did not do this with writing but did it through art. A harsh critique can often send us reeling back into the shadows, but we slowly find the courage to step back out and try again.. as that’s how we’re wired – as communicators…. Even harsh critiques help us to become stronger, but it’s so refreshing when we find approval.

        Suffice to say, well done!

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  4. gracie chick says:

    Love your blog! You seem so passionate and you have so many great opinions and ideas. Yay! Keep it up!

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    1. Thanks heaps for your encouragement and feedback! X

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      1. gracie chick says:

        That’s okay, it’s a pleasure.

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  5. Dale says:

    I, too, am here thanks to Raye/Jots. And as a Canadian, am in total agreement with you over on the other side of the world. It is no longer a US situation…
    Kudos to you for using your voice!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to have a read it’s nice to know we’re all in this together and people everywhere do care A LOT!

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  6. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks for following my blog; I hope you find a blessing there.

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  7. This poem summarized everything that is wrong with Trumps decision to opt out of the historic agreement. It is upto the people of the US to do something to reduce carbon emissions in the country. I’d love to reblog this if you dont mind. 😊

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    1. No no I wouldn’t mind at all, in fact I’d love that!

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      1. Thank you so much for checking it out, Pleasure making your acquaintance 🙂

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  8. Anurag says:

    Dammmmm 💯

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  9. Ellie, yes, it is now time for all people to work together to support a viable world. There will always be a few people who place wealth and power over the welfare of all. Yet they can have influence only to the extent others let them.
    You have created a marvelous blog! Thank ypu for following mine.

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  10. Denis1950 says:

    Great poem Ellie, powerful and to the point. Its all your fellow Americans who did not vote who should read this, they helped put him there as much as the 20% who voted for his lies. Keep up the fight. In Australia our government of conservative fascists are all climate destroyers who are kept under pressure. We are in this together.

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    1. Thanks! I’m actually your neighbour I live in NZ! I just care about what our future is going to look like! Just a bit worrying all this uncertainty.

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      1. Denis1950 says:

        Sorry Ellie I hope you were not insulted by me assuming you were a yank. New Zealand is doing better with carbon emissions I hope except maybe for all the cattle and sheep farting? we never hear about your climate policies and practices. You live in a beautiful country, I finally got to visit the North Island last year.

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      2. No not offended at all! I know our biggest problem here is how gassy our animals are! We have such a clean green image but it definitely is just an image, so much more we could and should be doing.

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  11. adventuringirl says:

    Thank you so much for writing this. This was just what I needed today xx

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    1. Well thank you so much for reading! X

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  12. Great post! Thanks for following my blog. 🙂

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  13. Reblogged this on The Pradita Chronicles and commented:
    I know I’m late to be talking about this, but a few days back I read a poem by a fellow blogger, Ellie from Ellie’s Blog, who summarized the global angst over ‘Mr. President’s’ decision to back down from the Paris Accord.

    It came as shocker to most of us. Then again, maybe not to some, considering his history of going the exact opposite way.

    When in early June, Donald Trump, announced that the US won’t be taking part in the Paris Accord, most leaders of other nations, environmentalists, Americans themselves and even industrialists stepped up to fill in the gap that their leader had left.

    It’s astounding how ‘he’ doesn’t see the responsibility the US has towards setting an example and taking the lead in this matter. The US is responsible for over 15% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. It comes second only to China, which is responsible for 30% BUT, so far, China has stuck with the Paris Accord, even though its future plans may imply something else.

    When the world leaders and superpowers do not take responsibility for their actions, especially when it comes to a finite resource that we are fast depleting, a resource on which we undoubtedly and completely depend for our survival, who can we look to for leadership? For improvement? For betterment?

    Mr. Trump, saving a few million jobs and greenbacks over the entire planet is not only a mercenary decision but also one that portends a grim future for our planet.

    Americans, please step-up and be your own leader. You don’t need a name or a Chair to back you.

    I’m sure you’ll relate with this poem the way I have. Please read, comment and share, and more importantly be responsible towards our planet.

    It’s the only one we have.

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  14. vishal4u says:

    You have so vividly mentioned the contribution of US in the present situation and just for a moment if we assume that what Mr President is saying is right, then also the measures in Paris accord are not going to harm us in any way. He has all the resource and money to check the fact, and whole world and their leaders can’t be wrong.
    Loved your post and yes the US citizens and industrialist have to step up and do what is needed to be done.
    Lovely post. 👍👍

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  16. What an idiot this man hiding behind the White House is. Your poem nails it and how! It’s so idiotic to give flimsy reasons to back out when he could have contributed and make a difference to the world.

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  17. Ritu Gaur says:

    This is an insightful poem, thanks for sharing. keep posting such stuff.

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    1. Thanks heaps for the encouragement!

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  18. A powerful, important poem, Ellie. This last year has been like a nightmare, but we do not get to wake up. I am embarrassed for the people in my country who continue to support this dangerous lunatic. Keep writing.

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  19. rita kowats says:

    Thank you for following Spirituality Without Borders, Ellie, and for your good work here. Your cat looks like my Sherlock, except mine is huge!

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  20. calmkate says:

    very powerful poem and really well written Ellie, you have talent 🙂
    much thanks for the follow

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  21. True words. I hope the message contained within them will be needed.

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