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Greenland shaman

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When the Greenland shaman spoke

He spoke of ice melting.

Lots of it!

It's in the ocean, he said.

You can't change that.

He saw us as polar bears

Clinging to our ice floe.

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He was too sad to be angry.

Don't feel sorry for the polar bear,

He said,

Feel sorry for yourselves.

After his closing remarks

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He raised his voice,

Filling the hall

With a prayer to the elements

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