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The Earth Day Poetry Slam

by | 10th, May 2009

earth-day-rain THE Earth Day Poetry Slam in Washington, DC is slammin’ global warmin’ tribute to how the heat will come and with it lots of, er, flood water:

I am earth…
In tune with her Nature
From achy knees on rainy days to
Mesopotamian clay colored hue
Marking spring with swollen eyes and stuffed nose
I am earth…

From Untitled , by “2Deep the Poetess

Gaia is screamin’:

I gave you fertile ground; you just coated it with pavement
I gave you the animals; you poached them to endangerment
I carried you for eons; you complained of same-old same-old
I gave you rainbows; you complained that it rained, though

I gave you water; you said it tasted like nothing
That hurt my feelings; I cried; you complained it was flooding
I gave you seven natural wonders; you said, “Why not eight?”
I told you to settle down with a nice girl; you said, “Why not eight?”

But I never stopped loving you, because that’s not what mother’s do
I just let you do what you do so that I wouldn’t smother you
But then, inevitably, thee met she:

Miss Chlorofluorocarbon: CFC

This is why it’s hot: global warming, no denying it

Destroying the environment, we’re poisoning the climate
Spend billions on Iraq, but this war is on our own ground
Look at how Hurricane Katrina hit my hometown
Now I know what you’re thinking: hurricanes happen
But hurricanes are strengthened because of our actions
Industrial pollution, vehicular emissions
Can’t take the heat? Better get up out the kitchen

…If you think we lost the war on drugs, you ain’t the only one
‘Cause every last American’s addicted to petroleum
Acid rain makes a storm feel like a sauna
Guess we won’t be happy until Gaia is a goner
Like Al Gore said, the truth is inconvenient
And we can all see it but refuse to believe it
And this is why it’s hot

…This is why it’s hot Fahrenheit a hundred on the dot

…It’s gon flood
It’s gon flood
It’s gon FLOOD!

–From This Is Why It’s Hot by Drew Anderson (aka “Droopy the Broke Baller”) Copyright 2007

This is why

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