July Poems Series No 4

Jumpers in July!

It is cold for the month of July
making claims of summer a lie.
It rained and the wind has been strong.
We had the heating on but not for long.

We are wearing jumpers in July.
It is due to climate change, we sigh.
We know the ice is melting at the poles.
The ozone layer contains big holes.

What can we do, the ordinary folk?
How to persuade the world it's no joke?
Sea level is rising to a critical height,
dying coral reefs are a terrible plight.

We are destroying animals' habitats.
Panthers, snow leopards,the big cats,
are not alone, rhinos and elephants too.
Killed for horns or tusks, what can we do?

We are at the top of the food chain,
animals becoming extinct is no gain,
not to us or to the world.
Let's pick a side, fly our flag unfurled.

©The Vixen of Verse, 2020.