Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Listening to Greta I Feel...

Listening to Greta I feel...
She’s a girl with a plan,
Confident, deadly serious
Her hand is shaking, but her face is still. Everyone is listening
Inspired by what she says
Alarmed, this world can’t stay the same
Last year was 12 years, now it’s 11
Adults drinking water while the house is on fire.

Listening to Greta I feel...
Scared of dying
Panicked, time ticking down
Extra burst in her eyes, darting back and forth Looking for a reaction
Shocked pause, terrified applause