Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fight the Powers That Be Just

The Pope is in
the Central African Republic

as part of a six-day
tour of Africa

praising “the wisdom found
in poor neighborhoods”

lack of clean water
in a slum

and calling for peace

after having been to Kenya
on Thanksgiving

to warn of the catastrophe
bore largely by the poor
in Africa and beyond

that will result
if special interests

choose to hijack the climate change
summit in Paris

where President Obama
will negotiate with more than 120 world leaders

to create an historic agreement
on limiting
greenhouse gas pollution.

Meanwhile Donald Trump
now owns the rights

to Twisted Sister's
“We’re Not Gonna Take It”.

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.