Save the World, a Poem

Save the World

Save the World

Wildfires burning all around,

Charred remains left on the ground.

Record heat waves, absent rain,

Creatures dying, what a shame!


Across the world disasters rage,

Floods and fires, tornadoes, quakes.

Tell me there’s no climate change,

That this is in the normal range.


Both ice caps are melting, sure,

But, my own life concerns me more.

Polar bears won’t be displaced

Says fake news to which we’re graced.


Take a look around your town,

See real changes on the ground.

Plants flower earlier than they should,

Unstable seasons are not good.


Just cutting CO2 won’t help,

Whales and whale sharks still eat kelp.

Cow’s still fart, and planes still fly,

Through the ozone layered skies.


Get a grip, open your eyes,

Don’t believe denier’s lies.

Do your bit to save the world,

Every man, woman, boy, and girl.


by John Hansen © 2018 

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Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBook of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" at Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years are now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

7 thoughts on “Save the World, a Poem

  • December 3, 2018 at 5:24 AM

    The world is changing that is for sure John. Has man being short sighted and altered its course? Or has the world always been changing man or no man? This debate I am afraid we will never really know the answers… Awesome piece

  • December 3, 2018 at 5:47 AM

    Yes it sure is changing…man can’t be solely responsible but must be contributing. Thanks Kurt.

  • December 3, 2018 at 4:25 PM

    A well stated truth and sad reminder of human greed and disrespect John. The earth will survive us, no doubt, but will we survive: that is the question. Well done John.

  • December 3, 2018 at 6:55 PM

    Thank you, Tony. Yes, that is the burning question (excuse the pun)..Will mankind survive?

  • December 6, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    I dont know my friend. Im not a huge fan of the global warming theory, but i do agree that we do not help the matter with the way we treat our planet. Nice work as always John.

  • December 17, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    John , Even those like us questioning the absolute hysteria of our weird media wonder ……..we just wonder and hope that it is all a ruse .
    Yet we must always remain ever vigilant !
    Always ! Great writing .

  • December 17, 2018 at 9:05 PM

    Thank you, Vincent. Whether climate change is real or not, natural, or caused by man doesn’t really matter. We still need to try to do what is right by the planet and environment so we protect it and maintain it for as long as possible….eternity hopefully.


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