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An Unchanging View VII

I’ve heard all your ‘facts’, I have gritted my teeth
I’ve stayed calm and relaxed while I seethed underneath

I’ve been quite coherent, it’s you who’s confused
you with so much to gain while I’ve so much to lose

it’s not just my taxes I’ve paid but my dues
and I am entitled to unchanging views

I’m just sticking up for the natural order
so go back and say to your masters at Mordor

that the jewel in the crown of my message to you
is that I have a right to an unchanging view

yes I do

yes I do

About The Project

The Element in the Room is a book of poems inspired by renewable energy in particular – and a book of pictures inspired by
poems about renewable energy.

Some poems were prompted by reflections on the elements,
some from talking with people working in the field, others from
renewable technologies themselves – the look of them, their
potential, people’s responses to them. Some are playful, cheeky,
pithy, others more lyrical and solemn, some are just plain daft.

Among them there’s a sonnet, a country and western song and a
prose poem called The Not-for-Prophit. You get the picture. None
is intended as a ‘last word’, they are offered for your pleasure and
interest and to provoke discussion.

The illustrations are by a range of talented artists, to be specific:
Heidi Ball, Laura Cochón, Tori Dee, Chloë Uden, Josie Ashe, Naomi Ziewe Palmer and More than Minutes.

‘The Element in the Room’ is a collaboration with Regen South West.

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