I Told You So.

Greta Thunberg, climate change activist, is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a zero emissions yacht to speak at the UN climate change conference.



She sailed the ocean in her belief,

Her belief that climate change was real.

Only sixteen years old

But such a brave young lady,

Needing to show the world,

Show the world its error,

It’s error of its ways.

Producing so much gas

To heat  earth,

Melt the icecaps,

Flood the world.

She reached America

Sailing the Atlantic,

And she saw just the head,

The head of Liberty.

The rest was drowned,

Drowned in water.

She just looked at the world

And said,

“I told you so”


  • Neville

    what an inspiration and a breath of fresh air..
    and what a great tribute you have poemed on her behalf....... Neville

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you so much Neville. A very brave young lady wanting to save her world from my (our) generations idiocy.

      • Neville

        absolutely .. may she be safe throughout her adventure....

      • orchidee

        A fine write Gold. Hope the Conference doesn't add lots of extra 'hot air' (guff and waffle) to the climate.

        • Goldfinch60

          It is bound to add 'Hot Air' any meetings do.

          In any meeting minutes are taken but hours are wasted!

        • dusk arising

          Excellent poem for today. Thought provoking - what has to happen before people make the world change????
          5p/10p plastic bags made a HUGE difference for the better. Next?

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks d a, I do not know what the answer is but it must happen soon.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            GOOD MORNING UNCLE ANDY ~ BRIAN HERE ! As you know I am An Enviromental & Protection Evangelist and several of our Poems are on this subject. Thanks for caring & sharing. I am an *I* subscriber and saw the cartoon ~ pity you could not have reproduced it ? We love GRETA she is a very powerful activist for save the planet. being only 16 she could still be alive in 2100 (God forbid !) when conditions will make 2019 seem like Global Shangri La. Loved the music ~ just the right degree of Melancholy ~ AMEN !
            Blessings & Peace to You & Joyce
            Love BRIAN & ANGELA
            πŸ’™ 🧑 πŸ’™ 🧑 πŸ’™

            • Goldfinch60

              Thanks Brian, yes I daren’t put that cartoon in as I may get done for infringing the copyrights.

            • Laura


              Ah, yes...climate change!
              Yesterday 94F/34C with 85% humidity! Today will be a repeat.
              ...unbearable heat!
              May Lady Liberty πŸ—½ forever stand above the waters!
              Thank you for sharing and caring!

              My love to Joyce and to you!


              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Laura, yes may she always be above the water.

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