Friday, 18 July 2008

Apocalypse Soon

Propaganda, only propaganda is necessary. There is no end of stupid people. Adolf Hitler

If the Arctic should doff its polar cap
in deference to excessive heat,
Mother Earth will be up to her crack
in more H2o than tantalised
the Ancient Mariner. Yet some forecast
drought, Saharas, parched disaster.

Which fate awaits this spinning Ark:
death by drowning or dehydration?
There can only be one apocalypse.
For those who live by final warnings,
beware of hot air -
the true cause of global warming.

Only fools and fanatics claim
to know the Creator's mind;
without the cloudiest doubt
occluding theirs, they proclaim
the end of the world is nigh. Doom
even makes athiests believers of a kind.

3 comments:

Dodgy Geezer said...

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The above poem has not undergone any literary peer review.

Its tone is in disagreement with the overwhelming opinion of the world intellectual community.

The Royal Society for Literature, and the British Society for Literature and Science disagree with this poem's attitude.


See http://www.aps.org/units/fps/newsletters/200807/monckton.cfm

Richard said...

I am sure that is an excellent reason for considering that the poem has great merit.

Anonymous said...

Transgressive, challenging - it must be art!