A poem for Greta

I love poetry and I want to do a little bit more of it. I always find myself writing fiction so I it’s always fun to try something new. And I’m not technically gifted so I thought that I’d go for fun rather than ‘good’ (not that being all fancy with your words makes you any better).

She may or may not be receiving an important prize in the near future so I thought that it was about time that I celebrate the whirlwind that is Greta Thunberg. I’m sure that opinion is divided as to whether or not her work is useful, vital, irritating, unimportant or all of the above but I’m veering towards the side of thinking that she is quite brilliant.

We have to remember that she is only a teenager and yet she has mobilised so many people, both young and old. And it’s such an important cause. We are melting ice caps, polluting the air and using up all of our resources at a rate of knots and it has to stop.

So here is my funny little poem that celebrates Greta and the amazing work that she is doing! (Little doodle by me too).

You may think I’m just a vegan hippy,

And that my antics are a tad bit dippy.

I will eat no meat nor cheese,

And I campaign to save the bumble bees.

It’s safe to say I want to save,

This earth that God so gladly gave.

So drop that lump of yummy feta,

And go follow that kid called Greta.