Saturday, February 10, 2007

Global Warming

Bundled from head to toe
He climbs into his truck.
The wintry blast has brought more snow
But the cattle must be fed.
It's been a tough winter
For the ranchers on the Plains.
The drifts are deep and just won't melt
Until the coming of spring rains.
He takes an axe to break the ice
Then climbs back in his truck
And sticks his hands up to the heater
To try and warm them up.
Then backing up his bale fork
To the lined-up rolls of hay
He thanks his Maker for the blessings
Of the nice warm summer days.
The cows are needing cake
'Cause calving will come soon.
Let's hope they don't start coming
For at least another moon.
As he's plowing 'cross the prairie
In his worn-out pickup truck
He thinks about his calling
And the life he might have chose.
But then he really didn't want to live
His life in some city or a town
Where folks are just confused
About the big issues in life
Like what it is that makes a family
And the value of a child,
The things that are worth fighting for
Like freedom and security,
How education starts at home --
Which takes us back to family.
And he just can't understand
Why there's all the crazy hype
About this thing called global warming
When he'd just like to get warm!


Slim said...

The article below addresses Global Warming. You may have to past the URL into your browser.

kermitjohnson said...

Thanks for posting the Drudge URL.

Thank you for taking part in Blog Action Day.

Unfortunately, I did not participate.

However, I wrote a belated post about an environmental issue. As a real estate agent in Minneapolis, I see a lot of people using a product in luxury homes that is very destructive in a number of ways. It may also be contributing to the changes in the environment. Check out this post, please:

Brazilian Teak Hardwood Floors, Slave Labor, and the Destruction of the Rainforest.

Anything you can do to share this link or help promote awareness of this issue will be greatly appreciated. Most luxury home owners in Minnesota are unaware of the environmental and human cost of these products. I feel sort of ill every time I walk into a home that has Brazilian teak floors.

Thank you!