One Thin September Soon

By Al Gore

One thin September soon

A floating continent disappears

In midnight sun

Vapors rise as

Fever settles on an acid sea

Neptune’s bones dissolve

Snow glides from the mountain

Ice fathers floods for a season

A hard rain comes quickly

Then dirt is parched

Kindling is placed in the forest

For the lightning’s celebration

Unknown creatures

Take their leave, unmourned

Horsemen ready their stirrups

Passion seeks heroes and friends

The bell of the city

On the hill is rung

The shepherd cries

The hour of choosing has arrived

Here are your tools

This poem appears in Al Gore’s new book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.” There’s even a Young Reader Edition.

  • Robert

    lol .. what a dork

  • Rob N. Hood

    I knew it! All evil geniuses are poets too!

  • paul wenum

    And HE could have been our President?? He’s no Frost. No pun intended.

  • Hal Groar

    I wish Ol’ Al would learn how to play a guitar and harmonica. Maybe he wouldn’t destroy all of America with his money grab. He is an evil man.

    • Jan dortman

      There is a principle by which the powers to be incorporate in order to achieve their means. In all that is going on with the climate change agenda — one world government — redistribution of the world’s money, and enforcement — they use the heglian principle. The formual is thesis on one side and antithesis on the other. What the powers to be do— is throw a dog bone in between them causing dissenion. While they are arguing and fighting over the dog bone they (the powers to be) achieve their means and the result is called synthesis. This principle has been used over and over in all kinds of situations. Does anyone out there think that this scare mongering might be just what the powers to be need in order to usher in the One World Government? People will be so scared with the thought of terrorists around every corner, the ice-caps melting and causing the sea to rise etc. etc. Way back when all these concerns were brought forth — they just sat back on their laurels. Now everthing is in such dire straights — supposedly. If the One World Government is ushered in in the near future (like in the next few days or weeks) you can be sure that eventually sooner or later it will turn in to a tolatarian government. The Constitution will become void. Our rights will go out the window on the pretense that all things they want to incorporate will be for our own good. Sure!

      • Rob N. Hood

        This is very true Jan. BUT- your side automatically thinks it is a Liberal-based thing. It is not. It is fascist and it has already happened. It is a process however spread out over the years, decades even. These people are very patient. Why? They have it made in the mean-time, they are very comfortable and rich already. But the are GREEDY, and they will not be satisfied until they have total global control. Then we will all be their slaves for real, whereas now we are slaves on most ways except for the extreme. But make no mistake- we are already enslaved, and that is truly the reason for their confidence and arrogance. We all need to wake up. But I don’t think we will in time, because it already is probably too late.

        • Hi Rob — Sorry it took so long for me to answer. Fascist is exactly what it is! The USA Government doesn’t even hide it. When the President addresses the Nation — if you take a look behind him you will see on either side “Fascist” bundles (sticks tied up with rope and an axe head at the top. Also, the Eagle that sits on a ball on a stand — the same Eagle sitting on a ball is to be seen during Hitler’s time when he addressed the people. The only thing is is the ball had a wazticka on it.

          Biblical Prophesy says in Daniel 2:43 … they (the powers to be) shall mingle themselves with the seed of men [(others of great wealth) this can be seen in Europe where a Duchess from one kingdom marries a Duke or a King of another kingdom to retain and gain more power]. Did you know that President Bush is third cousin to the Queen of England? Anyways, the prophesy goes on to say that this effort will come to nothing — but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. There is going to come a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation but God’s people will be delivered (Daniel 12:1.) Prophecy says … that Christ (the stone) will smite the image on the feet (Daniel 2:34,35) and they (the powers to be) will become like chaff and the wind carries them away. Then Christ will set up his kingdom.

          NB: When something hits you hard on the feet(especially if you are not expecting it) it doesn’t matter how strong you are — you are going down!

    • Kevin Stowell

      As evil as it can be said AlGore is, how evil and ignorant do you have to be to allow a charlatan as obvious as this one to lead you around like a pig with a ring in its nose?

  • David

    We are fortune that he was defeated by Bush. Otherwise he will be more harmful to our economy.

    • Rob N. Hood

      Oh, and Bush didn’t create ANY of the damage, is that what you really think??!! Are you insane?

      • Eric

        Bush derangement syndrome is treatable you know. Even Barry Sotoro has figured out that nobody pays attention to that silliness anymore.

  • Hey Al, you and your cronies enjoy the rest of your lives under-ground, and I know Obama, Pelosi, Boxer and Frank will be along shortly to keep you company! Bye!

  • Arroyo Toad

    Al Gore is the Bernie Madhoff of Global Warming. He needs to be in jail for misleading this country in to believing this non-sense. I guess by calling this a poem he is able to say it without being called a liar?

  • twocanpete

    Here’s my poem for Al,

    Carbon Footprints in the Sand

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with Al Gore.
    Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
    For the first forty or so years of my life
    there were two sets of footprints in the sand.
    But later on there were one set of footprints.

    This bothered me because I noticed
    That during the low periods of my life,
    when I was older and I was suffering from
    anguish, sorrow or defeat,
    and I was really worried about losing my Medicare
    and Social Security benefits,
    and not being able to find a job,
    I could see only one set of footprints.

    So I said to Al Gore,
    “You promised me Al,
    that if I worshipped the environment,
    and pretended to believe in Global Warming
    you would hang out with me always.
    But I have noticed that as I got older,
    during the most trying periods of my life,
    there have only been one
    set of footprints in the sand.
    Why, when I needed you most,
    why have you not been there for me, Al?”

    Al Gore replied,
    “The times when you have
    seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
    is when I killed you.
    You see, your carbon footprint had become too large
    for the Earth to possibly support you and me and my forty-seven room mansion, and my private jets, and my fleet of cars, and my… well you get the picture. Don’t You?”

    Anonymous

  • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

    Remember the movie Team America World Police? Remember the scene when the main character got drunk at the bar and then threw up massive amounts of what looked like pea soup, and he just kept barfing, and barfing, and then he barfed some more?
    Thats what Al Gore’s poetry makes me want to do…..projectile vomit!!!!!!

  • paul wenum

    Thanks Twocanpete and Neil, you made my day.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Yes, thank you Neil for that pretty picture. We sure missed your wit and sanity.

    Fear of the state is so neurotic that, like most of his ideological bent, he believes that “the state has become the ‘idol’ everyone turns to and worships” concluding that Socialism is without a doubt the most serious and dangerous political disease of our time.” Not rampant global hunger. Not increasing international tensions in a world with weapons quite literally capable of extinguishing all life from the planet. Not environmental destruction (Dan believes this to be a myth created by the Liberal elite out to pick his pocket). Do you know many people with a great deal of faith in the state to fix their problems? Or is it more likely that your friends and co-workers, like most working class people, have an incredible distrust of the state? What, pray tell, do you think is the emotional and intellectual impulse used by the Republican Party to get working-class people to vote so diametrically against their interests so frequently, illusions of individual prosperity aside?

    And, of course, no right-wing screed would be complete without attacks on “intellectuals, professors, and social engineers” who, rather than being servants of the corporate elite, are engaged in a conspiracy to pacify the masses by addicting them to government. Right. And I’ve got a levee in New Orleans to sell you on the cheap.

    There is absolutely nothing liberating about what Dan proposes. Indeed, it is a massive step backward into the 18th Century, before the nation-state. Only this time the ruler won’t be the Lord of the Manor, bound by any number of competing nobles, it will be Exxon-Mobil and their iron grip on fundamentally necessary resources. Dan may be a proponent of capitalism, but he is certainly no proponent of libertarianism. Indeed, corporate feudalism would be a far better moniker for his proposal.

    But what lies at the core of Dan’s bourgeois fantasies of a world where capital is unencumbered even by its own rules? Fundamentally, the same idol as every other capitalist ideology, pseudo-libertarianism, controlled only by the richest people in the world.

    “The message of libertarian-capitalism is markedly revolutionary. It is revolutionary in its end: the dismantling of the state and its replacement by a competitive market process in which a network of private agencies, associations, and organizations take part.”

    The market, which does a decidedly poor job of providing food, jobs, basic social infrastructure, and social equality, is to determine everything. Returning to the beginning of this article, is anyone going to seriously propose that the market is the best- in any sense of the word- method for allocating socially essentially goods and services such as food and health care?

    • Eric

      The free market is the only reason that we have the highest standard of living of all the free nations of the world. Our health care system is second to none, which is why people all over the world come here for care. We have the largest free workforce in the world with the highest per capita wage gradient of any other country in the world. We all have so much to be thankful for… except for people who stand around with their hands out looking for anything that’s free and the bitching to everyone who’ll listen when the gravy train slows down. Liberal ideology is a loser.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Damn those Liberals! What are they tryin gto do, help the middle-class?? Those commies!!

    The House passed a bill 223-to-202 tightening financial regulations and ensuring we put Main Street before Wall Street.

    For eight long years, President Bush and his Republican allies ignored growing risks in the financial markets. The Republicans failed to regulate financial markets leaving the big banks to take huge risks with our money and leaving taxpayers with the bill.

    Today, Democrats took bold action and voted to protect Main Street’s families and small businesses — just days after Republicans were huddling with special interest groups in the Capitol over the strategy to kill financial reform.

    But, unfortunately we know what that means – fat cat special interests will be gunning for Democrats who stood with us. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has already pledged over $2 million in advertising/lobbying.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

      “For eight long years, President Bush and his Republican allies ignored growing risks in the financial markets. The Republicans failed to regulate financial markets leaving the big banks to take huge risks with our money and leaving taxpayers with the bill.”

      Rob, this statement is demonstrably false. I know that you believe what you are saying, but it is simply untrue. Bush and McCain tried to regulate Fanny May, and Freddie Mack in 01′ and 03′ but were defeated by Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd. Don’t believe me? Check these out and decide for yourself.

      http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2008/09/28/franks_fingerprints_are_all_over_the_financial_fiasco/
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMnSp4qEXNM
      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ca7_1222735475
      http://sweetness-light.com/archive/bush-mccain-tried-to-reform-housing-finance

      • Rob N. Hood

        Neil, that’s just scapegoating two institutions that the Repubs didn’t like in the first place, that’s why they tried to do what they did- those two intstitutions helped minorities and lower wage earners, among others. I can rebut this as easily as saying this- check out all of the banks that have failed and are in danger of failing. THEN add up ALL the money we tax-payers had to give to SAVE the too big to fail banksters. Man are you one dimensional and dishonest- typical wing-nut.

    • Eric

      … and you have a very poor grasp of recent history as well. Significant financial reform was proposed by the Bush Administration in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Reform efforts were rebuffed in both the Senate and the House, mostly along party line votes with some moderate objection. The housing bubble, carefully crafted by the wolves in the House over fifteen years ago, has been aided and abetted through subsidies to Fanny and Freddy, and arduously protected by none other than Barney Frank & Company. If these two entities alone had been allowed to fail in 1998, as well they should have, our sharks on Wall Street wouldn’t have had enough bad paper to trade to keep themselves in warm socks. If your going to ramble on about something of which you have no salable knowledge at all, then please take the time to research your facts a bit.

  • paul wenum

    You never change. Who pays you for your misstatements you post? Just curious.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

      It’s worse than you think Paul. He does it for free!!!!

      • Neil F. AGWD/BSD

        What is up with these time stamps? It’s an hour fast.

        • Dan McGrath

          Thanks for reminding me. I noticed that a while back and forgot to fix it. Stupid daylight savings time!

  • paul wenum

    Neil, I doubt that he does it for free. Trust me.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Is that post wrong? Could be – nobody’s perfect. I’ll have to check it again. Hre’s some more “disinformation” for ya’ll. And maybe Dan will shed a tear for these poor people, that he claims he cares so much about.

    Ms. Cruz, 33, wearing traditional braids and a long tiered skirt as she surveyed a courtyard dotted with piglets, bags of potatoes and an ancient red Datsun. “Two years ago this was never a problem. But if there’s not water, you can’t live.”

    The glaciers that have long provided water and electricity to this part of Bolivia are melting and disappearing, victims of global warming, most scientists say.

    If the water problems are not solved, El Alto, a poor sister city of La Paz, could perhaps be the first large urban casualty of climate change. A World Bank report concluded last year that climate change would eliminate many glaciers in the Andes within 20 years, threatening the existence of nearly 100 million people.

    • Dan

      Glaciers have been melting for thousands of years! Where do you suppose the great lakes came from? One thing we know about the Earth is that it is always changing. Even the continents don’t stay put. What shall we do to stop continental drift? Any plan to address that situation will likely be as successful as stopping the Earth’s climate from fluctuating.

      The World Bank concluded that global warming is a threat to 100 million people? You of all people trust the World Bank? The very institution who will be the clearing house for “carbon credits?” The institution who wants to handle the financial transactions around renting air is hardly a good source of objective information about anthropogenic global warming!

    • Eric

      After reading the last post I just couldn’t help but cry my eyes out. To think that that little red Datsun will never have a good home… oh, the thought of it! What will we all do when the earths water supply is finished. Please Barack… save us from ourselves oh great one. What must we do to turn the glaciers on again? How can we remove all of the evil polluting CO2 from our fast-dwindling atmosphere? What will we eat when all of the farms dry up?

  • Terry Parsons

    Al is at it again! He now says new computer modeling indicates the Arctic Ocean will be ice free by summertime 2014 (4 1/2 yrs). Al, you’ll never stop with your scare tactics. Oh, I wonder what kind of methods were used in this “computer modeling”?

  • Rob N. Hood

    Good point Dan. But here’s the difference between us. Just because I am very wary of certain institutions, I also believe that they can sometimes function properly. I don’t see it as an all or nothing, black or white thing. As I’ve said before, the elite WILL definitely try to gain something out of ANYTHING, especially something big, like this issue. At the same time, I believe that some of them want to preserve their power in one way, such as protecting the planet that they also live on, and another group may be thinking very differently, like world domination. And maybe they are even aware of each other, and work together sometimes, or not. Who knows?

    I problem I have with you people is you simplistically say- well glaciers have always melted. Duh, that’s what they do. But they haven’t disappeared like they are doing now- that’s the point. And to ignore those facts is really really odd, so odd as to be insane maybe. Could these news reports be fabricated? Of course, but not on this scale and magnitude. That just isn’t logical or rational. I admire skepticism, I really do. But I also admire flexibility and humility, and I don’t admire self-centered-ness. Humans survived and evolved by helping each other, not by because of greed. Greed never works out in the end.

  • Paul Wenum

    Talk about self-centered Rob? Look in the mirror. I doubt that you “admire humility”. Damn you sound like Alinsky! You obviously read his book and ascribe to his theorys don’t you.

  • Rob N. Hood

    I’m sorry to annoy you all with somewhat challenging, and yet fairly simple comments, that usually are responded to with ridicule or cavalier dismissal.

    • Eric

      Okay, your comments are simple… I’ll give you that much. But challenging? Don’t flatter yourself. You are as transparent as the algore himself. You throw around these inane ideas that have been debunked over and over again, and yet you expect people to buy this crap? Why don’t you hike on up to those vanishing glaciers that you’ve been telling us all about and have a first-hand look at the awful state of affairs that we evil humans have problematized for the past hundred, thousand… million years. Let us know what things look like, will you?

  • paul wenum

    All I can say, is cherish your family as we enjoy Christmas! “Merry Christmas” my friend!

  • Zman

    Come on you guys!!!! I’m super serial………………….

  • Mark

    The real reason? Anybody heard of green sex? Kind of like green abortion? Women said of Bill Clinton that they would gladly service him, just for keeping abortion legal. Maybe Al Gore is striking out, and needs to eliminate all the excuses.

  • Tim

    HOLY Freakin Crap! This poem is the perfect cure for the will to live!!!!

    …and this dude pro-created!!!! We are doomed.

  • Rufus Levin

    Frankly, who gives a crud what Al Gore says or does…if his own wife decided to dump him, what more proof do we need that he is a dufus selfcentered egotistical geek with no idea of what makes America run for normal folk. He was at his personal zenith selling nights in the Lincoln Bedroom to Chinese donors to the Clinton campaign and library funds.
    John Edwards
    Tiger Woods
    Al Gore.
    Barrack Obama ???

  • Thomas Crocker

    years of cooling go
    still we’re told the globe is hot
    sounds like a big scam

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