Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016 Poets United Mid Week Motif / 300 Mile Winds

300 Mile Winds

the voice on the radio      was talking           about the the ocean conveyor belt

and how it affects climate         it said                  so much ice is melting

fresh water                    pouring into the sea         the ocean conveyor belt

just might stop working      or maybe...                 it said 

 probably would stop working       it said              there would be storms 

 with winds up to 300 miles     last night         the wind howled outside my door

 wants to come in          would my house stand against 300 mile winds      i think not

we rush to destruction    the world we have known           will no longer be

the voice said                 it was thought                           it would happen later

it seems                          it is happening now                  in our lifetime

March 23, 2016

Note: The global ocean conveyor belt is a constantly moving system of deep-ocean circulation driven by temperature and salinity. The great ocean conveyor moves water around the globe. The ocean is not a still body of water.Jun 3, 2014  (Picture below)


  1. Thanks for the Ocean Conveyer Belt note.
    Yes, sometimes the future is now. We have to be conscious. We must be wary of our environmental needs

    Happy Wednesday

    Much love...

  2. That voice! You capture it well. Despite what nature and science say, the voice hesitates. Love.

  3. We rush to destruction indeed.......a potent poem, my friend.

  4. So true Annell....wisdom flows through your words....may people listen now instead of later.

  5. A very interesting poem which led me to read more about the topic.

  6. I love how you bring the world into your kitchen (that's where i pictured you listening to the radio) seems much is on a conveyer belt these if we try to make it inconsequential it won't happen..but those winds will catch us all..soon enough..huddle down and keep safe xo

  7. knowing your house will not stand...

  8. Goosebumps. The way in which you deliver these hard to stand up against truths feels like that's how it must be heard these days. Well done, Annell.