Friday, December 18, 2009

Poet to Poet

Perhaps you've read the recent poem by former Vice President, Al Gore. It was written to be included in an informative book on climate change. We all know the extensive scientific training Mr. Gore has, but few knew his poetic talent. If you have not read the poem, or heard it read, you might want to Google it before you read my poetic response. I have never won the Nobel Peace Prize, or held the second highest office in the land, but my carbon foot print is considerably smaller than all of the attendees at Copenhagen. On that basis I feel justified in bringing you my poem.

Response to Gore

Whatever month you choose,

the world will turn

and tilt as seasons cycle

in their scripted course.

As vapors come and go

from land and sea,

so may some life forms

as they have through

eons past.

Snow falls when temperatures

dip low,

and rain, where temperate

climate reigns.

And floods, whenever God allows.

The score of nature is

not ours to tweak.

And lightning burns

the forest for a reason.

Our world is still in flux

and changing,

as all of life,

is here but for a season.

The deserts shift to

fruited plains.

The sea becomes dry land.

But not one change

on this old earth

was wrought by man’s

own hand.

Creatures come and go,

but not because some bell

has rung.

The shepherd does

the best he can.

But in the end

it’s up to God.

Not man.

Dennis Price

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
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  1. That was so good it needs an "amen" at the end. We completely agree: it's up to God. Praise His name. :)

  2. Much better than Vice President Twit's poem Pappy.

  3. So true! Glad that you are still using your considerable talents for good and that means you're not laughing all the way to the bank.


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