September 10, 2015
Polar Bears in Peril
In the Roadless icy vastness of the rich Alaskan plainsThere’s a fairy-tale like feeling where breath-taking beauty reigns A landscape like no other with an endless sea of whiteUnrivalled haunting images – A panoramic sight
Its fragile beauty threatened as the ice is on the runWhile the sea levels keep rising and we point out to the sunAlarm bells have been ringing so it comes as no surpriseThat the Polar Bears who live there are the ones who’ll pay the price
From drifting chunks of ice floes the Polar Bears hunt sealsAnd try to teach their young ones to survive and find their mealsSwimming 60 miles in search of floating ice to restPoor Mother Bear’s exhausted – Homeless and dispossessed
With prey in short supply the biggest challenges they faceAre ones that are created by the reckless Human raceGreenhouse gas emissions, oil spills and seismic testsExtensive offshore drilling - despite constant protests PCB’s into the sea with no ringed seals in sight20,000 bears are trying to put on one brave fightBewildered and quite puzzled with extinction looming nearMan’s inaction unexplained while glaciers disappear I hope we save our planet – And yet I must confessI’m just a guilty bystander who adds to all the messOverwhelming evidence compels me to act quickApocalyptic visions of a planet frail and sick Let’s join our hands together before it’s just too lateAnd save iconic glaciers from a very sorry stateLet’s get our act together – Now that we feel the heatUnlike Kyoto Protocol which bowed down to Wall Street We have to clean our oceans and recycle all our wasteOur planet’s in the ICU – its landscape we’ve defacedThe last nail’s in the coffin – and Noah’s not in sightThe writing’s on the wall – an epitaph - in black and white.
Anita Britto Archives:
Gud one Anita.Hope it rings the bells to the right people at least now.sadly 99%nod the worlds population are still ignorant of these kinds of facts.
These poems should be part of the curriculum for all children and translated into native languages . Very well written poem indeed
A direct call, to not only Save the Polar Bears but to preserve the delicate thread of life binding all ecosystems. The important aspect of this beautifully written poem also reveals that the Polar Bears are currently listed as Vulnerable by ICUN's Red List Impact of Climate Change is the biggest threat. A reduction in Large masses of ice has catastrophic consequences in the availability of seals which is the main source of food. Apart from Food, Global warming hinders the successful reproduction and nourishment of young ones.Thank you for this creative talent, channelized to bring awareness on conservation.
We, go far back and decipher Nostradamusa's predictions and how they are coming true now.If Daiji's special archives are preserved then our future generations will surely exclaim that there once lived a 'Prophetic Predicting Poetess'called Anita Britto.
The theme of the poem is very much in keeping with the concern world over for the Polar bear. Perhaps the feet used for the poem might have been much in keeping if they were Anapest whereas I am afraid they are not. This poem is highlighting on the destruction that is in the offing, so two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable would have been great. Furthermore, wonder if the meter is uniform or it is free verse!! The rhyme scheme of AB AB throughout the poem gives it some joy to read through.
Excellent Anita...keep up your God gifted talent....All the best. So proud of you.Love,Urbanitamanda
Another gem...and so true. Mother earth is being used and abused.
Yet another fantastic piece -Thanks Anita.If Bears and Bees vanish from the face of the Earth, it's not really too far away for mankind to follow as well.ANON
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