Loke Kok yee

The Haze Is Back - Poem by Loke Kok yee

The haze is back! The haze is back! The headlines screamed each day,
As a neighbouring country annually clear and burn their jungle away.

Enough is enough! Enough is enough! Demonstrators do loudly declare,
Our health has deteriorated, business is appalling and no more can we bear.

Firm action will be taken! Firm action will be taken! Same crap yet again,
Dumb politicians making lots of empty pledges that are hardly worth a yen.

But then are these the only issues to address?
What about the forest bulldozed to the ground,
Existing long before Adam and Eve was around.
And the flora and fauna which used to be abound,
The burning had ensured they never again be found.
Wildlife is receding and nature's under duress.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Comments about The Haze Is Back by Loke Kok yee

  • Bri Edwards (5/17/2016 12:30:00 PM)

    I heard of the haze. Perhaps it is just a tiny taste of Hell. So, I guess it could be worse. Too bad politicians are not gods. You know, all powerful and such. BUT even gods can't agree on how to proceed sometimes, and if they do proceed, they sometimes f++k up. It is my opinion of course.

    Bri :)
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  • Kelly Kurt (2/29/2016 11:21:00 AM)

    Greed and shortsightedness will almost assuredly never end. (Report) Reply

  • (2/29/2016 12:38:00 AM)

    I feel so sad Loke reading your words. Despair at the disappearance of ancient forests and the demise of rare species while their habitat is destroyed all in the name of greed....10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/28/2015 10:57:00 PM)

    You have addressed a universal issue! Deforestation has become a big problem! Though Govts. declare that action would be taken against man's assault on Nature, no serious measures are taken to protect our environment from pollution and damage! As a result wild life is receding...... many species of plants and animals are extinct or on the verge of extinction! A great write! (Report) Reply

    (9/29/2015 12:49:00 AM)

    This is an annual affair in my country, the tourist will stay away, schools will be closed and hospitals
    full of people with haze related problems. Thanks for your comments.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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