By Abel H.
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I aspire to acquire the words to tell you this
But forever fossil fuels? Now that's ridiculous
Eventually, these resources will run out
Like saliva, in a dried out mouth
Humans I swear are crazy strange
They don’t care that they've caused irreversible climate change
So the way we think about energy needs to be rearranged
And take a view like me, and at a young age
Opinions, I’m self-forming
Because I know that this world is transforming
Icebergs melting, global warming
But I hope you know this and my message is not informing
Man, I really hope humans don’t wait till the last hour
Late at night, thinking in the shower
Telling his boss the next day during happy hour
“Sir, why don’t we use solar power?”
Is it necessary for us to tear our Earth’s mantel?
When it’s so easy to harness solar power with a solar panel
It’s time we take action, so don’t just ramble
I’ll do it myself if the job’s too hard to handle
It’s clear to me that solar panels, we need them greatly
Because humans have been absentminded lately
So shout it from the rooftops, and don’t be a coward
This idea can change how our world is powered
Abel is the winner of SunPower’s Student Slam Poetry Competition. The eleventh-grader at Winters High School in Winters, CA., was recently recorded performing his poem in a video shot by SunPower at our newly completed 16.3MW solar power plant at the University of California, Davis. The power plant, the largest of its kind at any U.S. university, generates 14 percent of the campus’ electricity needs. Watch the video.