Poetry: Icecap Decline by Cohl Warren-Howles

Icecap Decline

We watch as they collapse before our eyes

Melting fast, beneath the skies

The ancient glaciers, rapid retreat

‘Nothing to do with us’, we bleat.

 

In the greenhouse of our making

The rise in temperature, is breathtaking

Deforestation continues fast

Arctic sea ice, will not last.

 

Coastal towns, will migrate

As waters rise, that will not wait

Out coral reefs require sunlight

With deeper waters, their future’s not bright

 

Marine species, may become extinct

And the world has changed, before we’ve blinked

Polar bears will lose their domain

And search fro food in this new terrain.

 

Glaciers weight puts pressure on rock

And as they melt, they will unlock

Tectonics plates, now free to slide

Their massive bulk, will then collide.

 

The friction then, will cause earthquakes

And volcanic eruption and magma flakes

And molten lava will spew high

And ash will rain down from the sky.

Cohl-Warren-Howles
Cohl Warren-Howles

 

Cohl Warren-Howles’ bio:
Present happenings, in the nations of our time
Realist, idealist, I put my thoughts in rhyme.
In this world of changes, that moves so very fast
I try and capture things before they have passed.

I’m the author of a book, it’s called The Silent Scream
And I’m working on my second, a very different theme.
I’m a lover of images, especially black and white
But it’s the current world affairs of which I write.

Visit her blog at: https://currentlyinrhyme.wordpress.com

 

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