Danny Draper (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)
Sonnet for climate change
The dragon fled hells open gates to kill
Enacting its instinctive fatal drill,
Destroying all beneath denials lash
And in ruins bleached all opposed to ash.
Digesting fear it towed its corpse spare bag
Harbinger, by ignorance long haggard,
Hot acrid deserts grew and droughts prevailed
Some sought salvation from myth and wailed.
Generations oblivious to this
Consumed all in muted happy wilful bliss,
Leaders failed and pretended there was time,
Descendants held such negligence a crime.
We in denial brought this all aboard,
And must adapt to what it ill affords.
Danny Draper 23/10/2013
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