February 15, 2016

Poet David Allen Responds to "Deforestation"


Doomed to Domes

 

 

"Deforestation" by Shameeg van Schalkwyk

 

 

DOOMED TO DOMES


I wonder
how life
will be
when we’re
all living
under the domes;
safe inside,
away from
the ecological
disaster scientists
warned us about
and the politicians
ignored.

~by David Allen


David Allen is poet and freelance writer living in Central Indiana. He is a retired journalist with 36 years on newspapers in Virginia, and the Far East, the last 19 years as Guam and Okinawa Bureau Chief for Stars and Stripes, the daily newspaper for the American military community overseas. He has been published in several on-line poetry magazines and has two books of poetry, “The Story So Far” and “(more),” both available from Amazon.   He has been married to his Muse, Ruth Ellen, for 27 years.   www.davidallen.nu

4 comments:

  1. Janine PickettFebruary 16, 2016

    Nice poem, and a realistic expectation of what our future might hold!

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  2. David, Now that I have been reading this journal for about half a year, you are a familiar face and name! I'm often grateful that I wasn't born a hundred years later OR a hundred years earlier. I wonder if that is a common feeling?? Andrew Hubbard

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  3. I read this poem early this morning and it is so memorable that I know it will remain with me as I ponder your question about our collective future. In particular, I like the form you chose to give this poem. This is a meaningful way to begin my new day.

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  4. Rubbish doomsday predictions have been failing since the dawn of mankind.

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