Greta

In EU, parents nightmare,

She quit eating, quit talking,

Just hypocrites or Parents sitting

Out, under control not in very

Bad place, energy when father vegan,

Mother never flying, daughters,

Greta eating vegan pie, famous,

Dancing like frown, one hundred

People hugging, yet, fake news

People don’t understand, we wear

Sweaters, make our home cooler

In winter, daughter mostly vegatarian,

We, age 68, 64, never again

Sliding into greener world, we drive

Cars small, tip-top Japanese, 35 m/p/g

One car 12-years-old, rebuilt floor

Climate community activity, Mothers

Against Climate Change keep birds

Before deadline, USA out sourced,

UN major award, sustainable ag

In slums renewable, any agreement

Shutout, no understanding, cinical

Children, I do not buy new things,

My wife and I in used clothing,

Don’t doubt significance, electrify

Autos, despair to rage, in each town,

How as others move to our

Sweet spot as THIS area blooms against

Humanity, remember Nine Lessons and

Carols, shall we sing of birth or death?

Mothers have you power–remember power

Comes in buying, how will you exercise Power?

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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