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Rated: E · Poetry · Environment · #2195945
If we don't clean up our oceans, more like this whale will die needlessly.
sad state of affairs

How do our oceans get so filled with debris?
Some by the wind blowing trash off our trashcans
Others by careless countries who dump crap into the sea
Plastic straws left on beaches, sidewalks, and streets
Ends up in the ocean by a gust of wind, or rainstorms
This, in turn, pushes straws and other debris into waterways
Where unsuspecting marine life think this is a smorgasbord
The picture of the whale tells us this must be stopped!
He died along with so many other mammals who live in the sea
Water bottles, plastic bags may come from different countries
Ends up in that blob of swirling plastic waste growing daily
An Ocean Cleanup Project is underway, but it’s a daunting task
A global-scale effort is needed for cleaning up this mess
The clock is ticking, we all must act so no more mammals die

Even as I write, our oceans are becoming overwhelmed with junk
One of our natural resources is treated as a garbage dump
Maybe that’s why our climate is so out of control
Oceans control the weather, cleans the air, feeds the world
Provides a living for fishermen, and home to different marine life
When I see pictures of this glob of garbage floating in the ocean
I want to cry out how can we be so stupid, no more!


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