“no fracking way” by Charles aka slpmartin at Read Between the Minds
This is for those of you who don’t venture over to slpmartin’s poetry casa due to the crowds–or because poetry is not your usual dish of choice. If you click on the image you can wander in and listen to Charles’ audio version–and explore more of his poem craft. A while back I posted about fracking and the film Gasland. Just recently BigSurKate also posted about fracking. Then Charles served up this wonderful image and poem and I just had to share it with folks. Fracking is another absolutely insane thing being done to Earth–and many people do not even associate the word with an operation that destroys water supplies. Yes, it does result in water that you can light on fire. I wonder if a close encounter with some fracked water would clear some profit minded brainpans? Hm…a little late to share at Cancun–another miserable failure to seriously address environmental issues from the looks of it. There’s some interesting coverage of Cancun at www.democracynow.org and Al Jazeera English. Like what? Like the children from around the world striving to plant a million trees in every country in order to reduce Carbon emmission content. Yep, it’s the brainchild of a 10 year old German boy. Don’t laugh. He’s accomplished the goal in Germany. The project is “Plant for the Planet.” Someone has their priorities in the proper order–and it’s not the leaders of the so called “Free” world. No, it’s the children and the Indigenous people as far as I can tell. They’re the folks invested in saving the Earth. And they’re not crippled by addictions to profit motives. When the islands you live on are disappearing as you watch, things besides making money become very important.
What are we going to do????
note: Much thanks to Charles aka slpmartin for permission to re-post his poetry and image.
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