Suffocating from so much waste
Dumped into our rivers and oceans
Spills of oil and petroleum products
All the tubes, the caps and the lotions.

Money made from disposing all
The chemicals and the poisons
Released into the atmosphere
Despite the pleading voices.

All the slime and all the smells
Now come from deep below
Dead fish, dead grass and creatures
They have no place to go.

Stuck in the sludge of death and decay
That’s been dropped into their laps
This was not an accident
An unintentional, mistake or mishap.

Corporate plans to ease their load
More money in their pockets
Any attempt to repair the damage
Never makes it to their docket.

Clean air and water …the staples of life
Should never be taken for granted
We share this world under one umbrella
We need to nurture and preserve our planet.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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