Environment Poem

Poem About Destruction Of Earth

The world is a beautiful place...or is it?

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Good message. And to think there are some who are planning to inhabit other planets. Haven't we done enough damage to this one?

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Awareness About Our Environment

Sylvia Stults © more by Sylvia Stults

Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

Broken bottles and charred pieces of glass,
Wadded up newspapers tossed on the grass,
Pouring of concrete and tearing out trees.
This is the environment that surrounds me?

Poisons and insecticides sprayed on our food,
Oceans filling with thick oil crude.
All sea life destined to a slow, awful doom.
These are the things we are to consume?

Mills pumping out iron, expelling yellow fumes,
Airlines emitting caustic gases from fuels,
Weapons of destruction tested at desolate sites.
And this is the air that's to sustain life?

There has to be something that someone can do,
Like raise the awareness to those around you
That if we don't heed the problem at hand
It's your life that's at stake, the destruction of man.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Hello my name is Sylvia. I presently work in the healthcare field. I love to paint with oils and often wished I studied art as well. I love poetry of all kinds and someday hope to pick up on the different styles. I'm trying, but until I do...I'll follow the words of my mother, who passed when I was a young girl, "Just say...

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  • It Doesn't Matter by It Doesn't Matter
  • 2 months ago

This poem is really touching, inspiring and pretty (can a poem be pretty?!). I love how you can picture it all in your mind. It helped me with my school work and I got an A, because this poem gave me ideas. Thank you so much. I appreciate your work (poem).

I'm glad it inspired you and that you got an A! Congrats!

Good message. And to think there are some who are planning to inhabit other planets. Haven't we done enough damage to this one?

  • Kunungoyi Chizo Phek Nagaland by Kunungoyi Chizo Phek Nagaland, India
  • 8 years ago

This poem is really amazing, totally cool it's really is inspiring .. I will be writing it on my competition tomorrow! Thank you!

  • Natalia Yakimova by Natalia Yakimova, Russia
  • 11 years ago

I am a teacher and now we are working with children on the problem of environment. That's why I look for English poetry. I want them to know and read more..

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