Dear Senator Inhofe
With your snowball on the floor
You seem unable to comprehend
That your intelligence is unsure.
The melting ice within your hand
Represents far more than just the season
But surely you should understand that,
Based on intelligence and reason.
Yet somehow mister chairman
Of the Senate’s environment committee
That snowball proves nothing more
Then the weather of your city.
Weather is not climate
And climate is the issue
But please continue your tirade
And your ignorant dismissal.
When the seas rise over Washington
The city and the state
Perhaps then only will you realize
The injudiciousness of debate.
When more than most of scientists
Are agreed upon the fact
Religiosity will not save you
As the Earth begins to react
To man-made temperature changes
That force water above the soil
Caused of course by money
Not to mention Koch brother oil.
That snowball Mr. Senator
Dictates nothing about the earth
And if it weren’t so serious
Your stupidity would cause mirth.
So hear us Mr. Senator
Before it is too late
So we can save our only planet
For shortsightedness and skate.
Written by Sylvia Prehmus, ESLLC 2015-2016