Thursday, December 13, 2007

One non-themed poem by John T. Clark

A More Inconvenient Truth
by John T. Clark

Congrats to our Al Gore on his global
Warming awareness crusade. His noble
Efforts managed to open the world’s eyes
To this dire problem. But I would advise,
As he adds to his Oscar, a Nobel
Laureate title, before we propel
Him towards sainthood and further glories –
Check out his home. Twenty-rooms, two-stories,
With a pool, pool house, and guest house, all gas-
Heated, the monthly fuel bill for his glass
House surpasses, at two and a half large,
Our average home’s yearly energy charge.
As the eco-friendly conservation voice
I’m not sure Al Gore is the dynamite choice.

Author bio:

John T. Clark currently has seventy-one poems appearing in twenty-four poetry journals (Exit 13, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Lachryma, Hidden Oak, The Boston Literary Magazine, Contemporary Rhyme, Mobius, Hospital Drive, Cynic, Right Hand Pointing, Clockwise Cat, Byline, Atlanta Review, The Centrifugal Eye, Wordgathering, Tiger’s Eye, Spindle, Paradox, Halfway Down The Stairs, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Perspectives, Mississippi Crow and Vocabula). Additionally, he has penned The Joy of Lex – an upbeat romp of seventy-five sonnets (seventeen published) and a crown which tells the story of life with Lex, the best service dog in the world and Othering – a collection of 150 sonnets (twenty published) which recounts the journey of a person who becomes “an other” facing a burgeoning physical disability.

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