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poetry Climate Change

It’s the Idea of Spring and poet Eve Sutton has been reminding us that climate change has been going on for a long time. It is no joke!

Climate Change

By Eve Sutton


You swore to love me ‘til rivers ran dry

And birds no longer filled the sky

And fish no longer filled the sea

And every flower lost its bee…


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‘Til the North Pole melted, and South Pole, too,

And blue skies were no longer blue

And forests lacked both tree and bear…

I see you meant a brief affair.

 Eve Sutton teaches and assists writers in California. She regrets that her poem “Climate Change” seems even more current now than when it was composed in 2007.