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Hypocrisy

by emanemc123


Start saving the earth.
It is quite close to dead.
Just give it your all
And PLEASE use your head.
 
We don’t have a choice,
You must take action now.
For life is at stake here
Don’t ever back down.
 
And recycle those cans,
Don’t you dare drive your car,
For tomorrow is coming,
The end isn’t far.
 
Just use the right light bulbs
And eat the right bread
For the end is approaching,
And we’ll all be dead.
 
For death is the worst form
Of loss we can have.
Imagine us all dead,
It’s just so darn sad!
 
And what about bunnies
And puppies and cats?
And small silver fish,
And cute birdies and bats?
 
I guess they’ll die too,
In such miserable strife.
I surely do hate
Such a sad end to life.
 
 So please, just take note,
For this cause is so good.
To prevent dreadful death,
Just like everyone should.
 
So outlaw that plastic
And enforce all those fines.
Because so many people
Are seemingly blind.
 
They don’t understand
How they’re hurting us all
With their wasting and whining,
They’re just gonna fall.
 
It’s these strong, vibrant laws
That the modern world needs.
To teach them to live, what to say,
To give heed.
 
For freedom shouldn’t ever
Matter to us
When life is at stake.
Right?


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Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:50 am
emanemc123 says...



@UrbanNomad I was actually (and perhaps too subtly) comparing the "Eco-friendly" movement with common pro-choice claims about abortion. I personally think I should have a choice about what cleaning products, grocery bags, and lightbulbs I can use, but certain political groups want to ban anything bad for the environment. I found it incredibly ironic that many of these groups believe that women should have a CHOICE when it comes to aborting pregnancies (which ultimately ends in a loss of life), but they think we shouldn't be allowed the choice to use products that could maybe possibly someday be bad for the earth. To put it simply, I was fed up and bored and decided to make fun of politics... It's sort of a hobby of mine!




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Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:19 am
UrbanNomad says...



I really like this, the message that is. The poem itself is cliche, predictable etc but of course you did that on purpose I believe. The last stanza reminds me of an essay I wrote once. Can you tell me, what do you mean by 'For freedom shouldn't ever/matter to us'? Are you saying that personal freedoms, consumer choice etc should be disregarded in order to save all of humanity? I am not disagreeing with you-I wholesomely agree if that is what you are alluding to. That stanza is very strong indeed and validates the rest of the poem.

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