National Poetry Day UK - many thanks to Jilly Mcnaughton for this guest post:
We've stuffed up
We've chopped down all our trees
and burnt up all our coal
Our precious green wild spaces
Have lost their heart and soul
We drive around in cars
As if it doesn't matter
As our ecosystems wither
And our climate lies in tatters
So well you might ask "who are you?"
To give advice on REDD
When to this world of doubt and fear
You have the whole world led
"Who are YOU to tell US
What our lands are worth
Or the value of the carbon stores
That lie beneath our earth?
"You want the best of both worlds
As your carbon footprint shows
So you can keep your eco-pocracy
And save your climate woes"
But what we haven't told you
What you might not quite yet see
Is that we want to help you not repeat
The same mistakes as we
What our climate talks don't get across
What our leaders dare not say
Is that we've stuffed up! Desperate! guilty!
And need you to lead the way...