Sunday, September 21, 2014

Change the System from Within

(Apologies to Leonard Cohen)

Three hundred thousand demonstrators
joined in the People's Climate March
in New York City

to demand
that global leaders
take action on climate change.

This congregation
of bleeding-heart hippies

(with "C02-ebrity" heart-stabber
Al Gore present

among others

like big-government Democrat
New York Senator Chuck Schumer
and "independent"
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

and big-Hollywood actors
Leonardo DiCaprio
and Mark Ruffalo)

was timed to coincide

with the United Nations
Climate Summit this week.

First we take Manhattan
then we take carbon?

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.