‘Lights Out’ – an illustrated poem on green energy

Watts Up With That?

By Viv Forbes (words) and Steve Hunter (illustrations)


For yonks they waged a war on coal
And painted miners black;
They threw explorers on the dole
And shut the gates outback.

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The land was closed to oil and gas
And nukes were always banned;
While wind and sun got all the brass
And uglified the land.

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Poles and turbines all in ranks
Sprouted on the hills;
The carbon credits pleased the banks
And households got the bills.

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Then all the factories fled offshore
As puny power flickered;
More jobs were lost for evermore
As politicians dickered.

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Then one still night the lights went out
And blackouts stalked the land;
The pollies quickly turned about
And Greens were spurned and banned.

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To view or print the whole newsletter plus images click:
http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/lights-out.pdf

To visit the website for the Carbon Sense Coalition: http://carbon-sense.com/

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