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I Don’t Care About Climate Change | Filipino-Christian Blogger Ganns Deen

I Don’t Care About Climate Change

Pilipinas Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

I don’t care about climate change
it is not true that
the earth may be dying
it matters to me that
water and energy are mine for the taking
how foolish to think
my lifestyle is contributing to the earth’s slow death
i acknowledge that
even if others may disagree with what i believe
i will persevere
“i am not alone on this earth so i must do my part”
is a stupid concept
“what’s in it for me?”
is always on my mind
“how can i save the earth?”
is a question I shouldn’t even ask
“why should I care about my carbon footprint?”
i can use as much plastic as I want
it’s stupid to think that
i can make a difference
the earth will not recover
i refuse to believe that
changing the earth starts with me

Unless we choose to reverse this, all the above may very well come to pass. (Read the poem again from the bottom up.) Thank you, Jonathan Reed, for the palindromic inspiration.

Many Filipino bloggers have weighed in on this very important issue; this blog post compiles many of them. 

  • http://pocketnoelle.blogspot.com Noelle

    excellent work on the poem and the reading in reverse! :)

    Thanks, sis! :)

  • http://jonmagat.blogspot.com aajao

    nice well-thought post. let’s all make a difference!

    ;)

    Thank you, aajao. Much obliged!

  • http://fritzified.com fritz

    I loved it Ganns! Galeng!!!

    Thanks, Fritz!

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  • http://eternalson.blogspot.com Brooks Trelawney

    Very nice post. God is a God of creation, but destruction. He means to redeem the earth, not to let it die.

    @Filioque
    http://eternalson.blogspot.com

  • chez

    i’d like to repost this. thank you. wonderfula message, even more wonderful way of conveying it. -chez, VCF QC

  • chez

    thank you for sharing this. i’d like to repost it. wonderful message, even more wonderful way of conveying it. Chez, VCF QC

    Hi Chez! Thanks for your sweet comment. :)

  • http://static-a.arttoday.com/thw/thw14/AF/animations/religious/cross/cross_stand_glow/4958100.gif?cross_stand_glow_sm_wm Rannie

    Nice poem Ganz, Isang Tula na dapat mabasa ni Al Gore. Remember he is business man, he earned lot ot that issue of non-sense climate change. Mahal ata ng books and original DVD. He doesn’t take a look of the seven great hole on earth (as mining of diamonds daw?) Kalokohan, meron bang diamond as big as titanic? Ang hinala ko eh hinuhukay nila ang energy of the earth, which are the uranium, plutonium, etc. To protect their interests they mislead the people i think.

    I seriously doubt aabot dito si Al Gore, Rannie. Pero sana. :D