Climate Issues by Rich Seager


This little ditty of mine was originally published on 1st August, 2019. Jack Brazil is the Green Candidate for Dunedin in the NZ national election that is currently slated for September 19th, 2020.

I'm not his greatest fan.

those two pampered poodles
Jack, what exactly is their
carbon footprint
Is their daily shampoo
From a plastic bottle
Is their food local
Is it Taieri vegan
Or is it canned horse from Dubbo
Flown in on chartered jumbo
Is your messiah
a reworked Ronald Reagan
Is there a thatcher in the rye
Do your pews have cushions
Is your theology liberational
How much does
your preacher cost exactly.....

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So on in the public hall An invite sent to Canada Or was it to the institute Anyway Stefan & Lauren Invited in, lower ocean

Up stepped go or goff Said no, piss off And the rabble yelled Free speech and the other of the rabble yelled punch a nazi

Brown shirt or black shirt Ducked and plucked You know what these rhyme with Sure in their conviction of correctness Or maybe some not really caring What a damned mess

My grandfather stood on this hill Against something rather than for something My grandmother stood on no hill This is something for men to do Well glory be, praise to the lead rat a tat tat you are dead

Hey. That is not the way that it was War is horror War has no morrow Only aches of sorrow Listen to the poems Listen to the songs Listen to the ancients Before you spread this To the children

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The cowes fowl Milk prizes did not dwell Fatted udders clotted and belled Danes swatted, Swiss plotted South Island rivers tanked Bulls in a china shop

The metal water thieves Swarming like krakken Rusted and kakked Like oil was frakked A billion or more lost lives for a plane to St Ives

And in place this ways up rose orchards and cos letters Universities jumped over the moon Cabbages instead of coals Tomatoes instead of horned toes The snow returned Rivers half turned Peas broke and ran, scatted in clan

Science yelled, students squinted Is it 9 billion or 9, the zeros hinted Are you not you one or two On the other side of the hearth Sat Tuatara on a foot laugh Here before you, but nothing unless too Or add a bit for free Fish can wonder too

Not yin not yang Not give not take But ying yang and yong Give, take and bake For knees and happens sake The good anon has spake Of the quatarnery awake I wonder who is the other one This young nipper tea

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so i took a finnish bath looked up the garden path crooked a look at the serpent math tried a squint at the resultant wrath

i yelled out in karelian pith held out for morwellian myth how long is this paradigm riff how old really is a tee yo and with

Ha said hi to the sun god ra from me ensconsed in protocol from far dexterity sang a song to a typical punditry rang a bell to the Agata Christie tree

and I heard a sax song a war lord wry a booming drum describe a forlorn π I heard an old world plead not to die and waxed on how a rah rah was a sporting cry

and as I lost even more righted words I looked up in the sky to the floating birds I gave hell to the ensconced lazy chords who were not weaving mighty enough to be thirds

Hail era three by three, raise an ark for free Hear the din and rark up for any sort of liberty Instead of hell ore hades or uptown son's idiocy We there paen sixpence infin or trin fare them see

So give a metre and a fought you will sow Cush shone brightly I'll let you know Until Rome shut it down with words flung low Fitting epitath for ragged rhyming river Po

Now say it softly in case they hear But its the hordes we must call and cheer Describe the cave and they will peer It’s only the lords who woe state price two dear

And now I souvenir a rattle snakes death askance I heard a keyboard hay guitar twang a rotten chance worded won thousand stars blue moon munted lance in the distance I heard the crackling witches chants

ra ra


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The cat in the hat He just does knat I think he should scat The turbo-charged brat

The orange wigged prig The turtle necked stig The cow jumping planets The solar reneged rejects Should scat, de cat

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When software becomes too big
it becomes unmanageable
stretches at the seams
blows out in parts beyond means
blues flow into greens
reds stand and simmer in past misdeeds
poorly concocted codes causes storms
and blows and stammers and implodes
when rage drove the code
when hate fleshed the mother ode
when daughter and sister were cut
by design or by omission
the storms blew, the seas rose
but this is just one, of total
there is maybe 5 or 7
or maybe more who am I to count
there are sinews that I have not even
thought of, and I know for
sure that you have not either

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Briseis a little town in Laconia Now a princess courtesy of Homer The Greek Shakespeare He who gave us Hamlet And so it turns, around and around go we again.


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I am Re, I am He. I am Apollo, Youth mellow, hello, I am Belial, I am not, I am St Sebastian, A saint Apollolian, I am Jesus Resurrect us, See my bow, Feel my arrows, Fear the sun, Fear me undone. I am.. The soil, The toil, I am us, Snort that, Uber brat.


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My car red and derelict pumps life like a cigarette goes here, goes everywhere its fuel my fresh air I call it my factory

My factory the dog and I climb together high where the lowlands lie snaking down we two cry barren derelict this land we dry

there's some more verses to this poem but I have to find them. This one was written in the late 80s, when I was parked up in a caravan on a vegetable farm in the United Kingdom. We didn't call this climate change then, but we were well aware of pollution, especially in the northern hemisphere

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