Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dare to Imagine.


John Lennon wrote 'Imagine', can we now not write 'Dare'?
Dare to think outside the box , we who have wealth to share?
I dare to imagine a situation where wealthy folk like us
'Adopt' some struggling country, and, without futile fuss,
See things through on a 'buddy' scale, as children do in school,
Instead of making Global thinking such a rock-solid rule.
What if Aussies 'adopted' the Maldives and put all their energy
Into saving one country only from the ravages of the sea?
What if Europe 'adopted' Bangladesh, while the mighty USA
'Adopted' the poorest Africans and helped them on their way?
Let China take care of its own Third World and India do the same.
Being fair is bound to be the trickiest part of the game.
The Copenhagen debacle seemed to prove without a doubt
That working on a global scale never really will work out,
Since all the huff and puff results in ever more dissension
And a world which listens and marvels with growing apprehension!
'Green' energy is on its way; we can hear the 'windmills' humming.
A fantastic revolution is definitely coming.
So finance remains the problem; how to do things fairly,
How to help the poorer countries now surviving, barely.
Yes, I 'dare' to have an idea, which the experts may 'pooh-pooh'
(But then it seems the 'experts' sometimes haven't a clue!).
Introduce the Buddy System! Think individually! Think small!
After all, even my idea is better than none at all!

Mrs Pankhurst 'dared' here:


Unknown said...

So true!

keiths ramblings said...

Here here! I'm with you on this.

George S Batty said...

I like it but the politicians won't. to easy and logical and no money in someone's pocket. But we can dream

Stan Ski said...

New Years resolutions...? I double dare every point.

Lilibeth said...

I think your heart is in the right place, but, sadly enough,we've not advanced much further than Christmas 2000 years ago when it comes to making room for the poor and the stranger.

linda may said...

Sounds like an idea Brenda, and boy doesn't the world need more of those.
I am sure that someone would poo poo it before anything got off the ground, human nature.

Old Egg said...

I particularly like the "Buddy" system. Each developed country has a responsibility for one or more developing nations. Trouble is we can't sit back and wait for it to happen. Time to work out our New Years resolutions!

Great post.