Mass destruction as everyone screams
Frantically searching, crying for their families.
The water swallowed the entire city
Everything gone, damaged, or hurt; such a pity.
The snow- capped mountains became acrid land
The green Pasteur’s became desert sand.
All because of the world’s carbon emission
I watched everything go wrong because we did no listen.
All I could do was cry and cry
I couldn’t find my find my mother, and I knew I was going to die.
The earth was no longer a safe place
Natural disasters and climate change had won the race.
I couldn’t believe this was how it will all end
Pain on little children’s faces looking for those on who they depend.
I couldn’t move paralyzed with fear
Wishing I had learned to swim last year.
No food, no family, and no place to live
As I called on God, the agony grew massive.
I stood still, afraid to even blink.
Everything went blank, even afraid to think.
Watching buildings and homes fall to the ground,
Crushing others swimming by, I didn’t make a sound.
We did this! We did it to ourselves
As hurricanes joined in and wiped us off like dolls on shelves.
I could hear my heart beating a 1000 miles per minute
All the talk about global warming, and I never thought I’d live to be in it.
Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, and deadly diseases,
Animal distinction, hurricanes, firers, anytime the earth pleases.
I never got to meet the man of my dreams
Or have a baby, or my own family, because my life was now cut at the seams.
I will no longer be able to finish college
Reality was hitting me and it was time to acknowledge.
This was it! What a way to go.
I slid down to the floor as the tears begun to flow.
Closed my eyes because I no longer wanted to see,
That this was going to be the end for me.
I woke up alone and in the dark.
I listened for my dog, but I couldn’t hear his bark.
I called for my mother, but this morning she did not answer.
So I sat in my bed, silent, hoping it would all register.
Maybe everyone went out to the mall, took a drive to the lake,
Or went to play some ball.
I looked out my window and it was all okay,
It was a sigh of relief as I must say.
But now you know the story, of the nightmare that changed my life,
The truth I was ignoring had stabbed me like a knife.
So I stand before you at this COP meeting.
If we work together we can stop this world from overheating.