Young, fresh-faced and Swedish,
she is the undisputed heavy-weight
in the fight for the soul of this planet.
A pint-sized activist, she began
her giant-sized journey into
the realm of green politics at the age
of fifteen and has never looked back.
Her fearless gaze has transfixed
politicians and climate deniers alike
and she has gathered the world’s young
to her cause. I too, though not young,
support that cause. In the face
of opposition, I believe she will triumph.
Perhaps her surname should be Thunderberg
for she has certainly created a storm.
Don’t give up the struggle, for you are
a truly phenomenal woman.

Bill Fitzsimons

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