Fantasy is Going Green

Fantasy is Going Green

A Poem by Scott Free

One day I thought 'Hey, how would the elves and the dwarves and all those other fantastical creatures feel about global warming and what we've done to the environment?' I wrote down eleven words that rhymed with environment and wrote this.



I’m warning you all, the situation is dire,
All Faerie has risen in anger and ire,
They’ve come out of their retirement,
Humans are bad for the environment.
Every old dragon’s come out of his lair,
“Your bad greenhouse gases have poisoned the air!”
They are done letting their anger ferment,
‘Cause humans have wrecked the environment.
The elves are armed up against every nation,
It seems that they’ve heard of mass deforestation,
Since of their forest we’ve taken fifty percent,
They’ve come to protect the environment.
The brownies are small, this is their distinction;
But they’re still rankled over species’ extinction,
Natural habitats have taken a dent,
Humans are bad for the environment?
The dwarves are fed up with our strip mining habits,
Ripping up the earth like burrowing rabbits,
Since we haven’t given them even one cent,
They say that we’re bad for the environment.
The mermaids are angry beyond solution,
I’ll tell you; it’s ‘cause of oceanic pollution,
The sea’s resources are being spent,
Humans have soiled the environment.
Grab up your weapons! Protect the home soil!
Defend our refineries, save all our oil!
On our defeat all fantasy is bent,
‘Cause humans are bad for the environment.

© 2009 Scott Free

Author's Note

Scott Free
Are there any problems with the rhyme scheme or the meter or anything? Thanks!
Oh, and you probably know this, but 'Faerie' is the mythical land of elves, giants and (duh) fairies in Medieval superstition.

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"All Faerie has" -- I'm wondering if this should be "All Faerie's have".
"out of his lair" - out of their lair maybe?

Other than those two small things, I really enjoyed this. It took me a few minutes to hit the form of rhyming because I wasn't reading it correctly, but once I did it was really good. The parts that were difficult to read because of unknown rhyming were: "They've come out of their retirement,/Humans are bad for the environment." and "They are done letting their anger ferment,/'Cause humans have wrecked the environment".

Otherwise, great read. Keep up the good work! :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Thats a nice poem.. Liked it! :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

very creative and clever - I enjoyed this a heck-of-a-lot. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

I really enjoyed this poem, I think it has nice flow, creative well done.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Oooh, very nicely done! I love how you used mythical creatures to describe all the problems humans have created in the environment. This piece holds so much truth in it. The rhyming works very well, it created a really smooth flow for the poem. Very nice images as well. You painted a great picture with each new stanza you wrote. Great work!


Posted 12 Years Ago

Congrats on your winning poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Nice. Interesting idea. Bet you really enjoyed writing that! I loved reading it! Where did the inspiration come from?

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a really amusing poem, man. Well done! I don't necessarily have anything to add or suggest, but I'm glad you're interested maintaining our planet's health for future generations. It's always alarming to see how many people don't really seem to care how badly we trash the place. Keep up the good work!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I really dont see anything wrong with the rhyme scheme, but I dont know about the meter. I'm not big on the whole going green thing, but the poem was good.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I really liked this - I can't really give you too much help than what others have done. It is unusual for me to see fantasy in a poem but i like it. Well done

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow! I enjoyed this. I like the idea of fact and fiction joined together. Fictional yet so true. They blend quite well, methinks. The moral is, human carelessness bothers even those creatures. Which further means, humans act beyond limits, thus, creating massive destruction. This is a wonderful write, Scott, and, oh, the words are clever. Well-penned!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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