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“I interrupt the silence to bring to your attention the gases that protect the EARTH are faced with mass destruction.” “I feel it is important to give you this information because of the severity of the situation.”
The sun’s ULTRA-VIOLET RAYS have come out to play they’re having fun on our skin and we are slowly dying people bathing in the sun it’s time to take cover scientific evidence suggests these rays can cause skin cancer people with a light skin tone you’d better beware you see you are prone to this because your skin is fair. The EARTH is crying out in pain as her surface turns bone dry the ULTRA-VIOLET RAYS keep beaming from the sky food is getting very scarce crops refuse to grow man has got himself to blame you reap what you sow mortality is very high hunger and starvation we need to act rapidly to rectify this situation do away with CFC’s and other forms of pollution otherwise things will crash! the end of this CREATION. “THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY.”
“And that concludes this brief interruption thanks for listening thanks for your attention.”
“Don’t have nightmares.”
This poem was originally published in Tafari L. Rhyme Don’t Pay. Wirral, UK: Headland Publications, 1993 (available from Headland Publications at 38 York Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 3JF), and is reproduced in the JECH with the author’s permission.