Environment Poem

Plea To Learn From Our Past

Many plagues and pandemics ran rampant during our forefathers' time. Poor sanitary environmental conditions were later found to be the culprit. Truly a lesson to be learned...

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A Shadow From Before

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Published: November 2016

Standing on the ocean shore
Waves rushing through my toes
Images run across my mind
From the days of long ago

A time when ships were massive
Cutting paths from port to port
Meeting people of different origins
Happy tidings to report

Yet in each and every country
And unbeknownst to them
A plague would soon pay visit
For lack of sanitation

Garbage soon drew rodents
With fleas that carried disease
Thousands started dying
Black Death had breached the seas

Fear then consumed me
In my environment did I see
A replay conjured from the past
A beach of scattered debris

Haven't we learned our lesson
And with this I must implore
Please open up your eyes and see
It's a shadow from before

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