Na/GloPoWriMo Day 19: Plastic Wrappings Of Earth Day

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 19 challenge reads as:

“Today we challenge you to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Now try erasing words from this paragraph to create a poem or, alternatively, use the words of your paragraph to build a new poem.”

I have spent days trying to wrap my head around this and finally came up with a poem based on not a paragraph but an article.  This one:  :

Shagwong Cove Resort - Mother Earth

Plastic Wrappings of Earth Day
by Michael Romani

Hysteria has taken over and abandoned true science 
As the new age takes over for passing conscience

The bywords of stewardship and responsibility 
Have long since exceeded their apt capability

Touchy feely warnings of a most dire apocalypse
Spring forth from the steely traps of liars' lips

Passion exceeds the facts as the false prophets proselytize
And when deadlines and doomsdays pass they offer up alibis

The hysteria of fear is spread out of proportion 
As grains of truth are spoon fed and with distortion

Chicken Little hyperbole has met its catastrophizing rival
As the modern day doomsayers threaten earth's very survival

Panic is stirred in its propagandist application
As tainted politicians exaggerate to take over each nation

Past as prologue in its reoccurring nonproductive theme
For socialism to win, globalists must destroy the American dream

Greening based on lies and purposeful omissions 
Belies these petty tyrants' truest commission

The new age has and is spawning this age of unreason
As advances for humanity fall victim to this sort of treason

One step at a time we must fight against what is sought
Before our deepest calamity is the cost of what they've brought

Decisions made must be made on the evidence not falsity
Otherwise, we might as well sign off on the demise of society

(c) April 21, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

The Ruins of Deepmarsh -If the Moon Touched the Earth




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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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