Environment Poem

Poem On Pollution

A poem written by an 11 year old who loves this world.

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© Josie Greveling

Published: Dec 2008

Look Outside

Look Outside, see the trees
Watch the flowers in the breeze
Things won't be like this in a year or two
If polluting is all we do
Seize the night
Seize the day
Things won't always be this way
Thousands of people are dying
In the night you hear children crying
Let's stop the war
Our people are sore
The world can't help itself
Who cares about your wealth
Help me to help you
Show the world what you can do.


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  • by Kanchan. S. Kambli
  • 6/30/2014

It is difficult to believe that 11 year old do care for environment. God bless all the children who care for their environment.


  • by Manoranjan Kumar
  • 4/13/2014

I really want to salute you for your keen interest in nature and in its problems.


  • by Arul Murugan.Tamilnadu
  • 2/19/2014

Honorable solute for the young poet


  • by Hyd
  • 9/3/2013

Thanks for the beautiful poem ! I am using it for my speech


  • by Dnyaneshwar Nikam
  • 8/18/2013

Really wonderful poem which motivates to think about environment


Simple but strong. I need to address students of Classes 1 through 10 at my school about Peace and the Environment, and this is perfect as even the smaller kids will understand this. Now I can save the more difficult poems for an older audience.


  • by Aparna . Rajan ,Mumbai
  • Jul 2012

Thanks for the beautiful poem ! I am using it for my speech.


  • by Arvind, Mumbai Maharashtra
  • Jul 2012

I just loved your poem it's very beautiful about the world. You are smaller then me then also you write such a nice poem...........;)


  • by Gordon, Florida
  • Feb 2012

Great write. Words that need to be paid attention to. Read "Stop to Think" for more like this.
We all need to do our part to save the Earth.
Nice Job for an 11 year old.


  • by Chaitanya Mallik, Delhi
  • Dec 2011

Nice, I'm going to use this for my formative assessment


  • by London
  • Sep 2011

I just can't believe this poem is written by a boy/girl who is same year old as me.....
I am gonna recite this in our inter-house poem recitation competition .......
It is very beautiful.....I just love it.......:)


  • by Joy Vradenburg
  • Feb 2011

What a marvelous peace of work. It made me feel the pain and fear, and the love of the earth. This little girl is going to become a great writer someday, all I can really say is one word. Amazement.


  • by Montayvia, Blytheville AR
  • Jan 2011

I absolutely love this story. It's very touching to me because I love the outdoors. I'm really amazed that a little 11 year old did this. Great Job!!


  • by Mbugua Kibera, Nairobi
  • Oct 2010

It's very nice.
Is this really the work of an 11 year old kid??
It's powerful.


  • by Fatimazahra, Morocco
  • Oct 2010

I loved your work, I'm also a poet, but concerned with within the self
you did a great job keep the game up


  • by Aniket Chowdhary
  • Aug 2010

I like this poem very much. It is unbelievable that it is a work of 11 year. old.


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