Melvina Germain

Rookie (April 5/1945 / Sydney, Nova Scotia)

(220) A Film To Sea


Far away in the distance,
a shadow cast upon the sea.
Upon arriving closer,
that shadow bled a travesty.
Hundreds of fish lay still,
a film upon the water.
A sad displeasing sight to view,
sad for me, sad for you.
Toxic waste bares its ugly face.
Progress has a dirty hand.
The ecosystem is in danger.
Our Sea, Our Land.

Submitted: Saturday, June 09, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 09, 2011

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  • Rookie Brian Dorn (6/15/2007 9:43:00 AM)

    I like your play on words in both the title and contents, it adds an interesting contrast to the serious nature of the poem. Very clever... among your very best work!
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  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (6/14/2007 8:54:00 PM)

    Your concern for all things living is beautifully and eloquently expressed. One can only hope that the world is listening. I admire you for speaking out. Fine work, Melvina.

    Warmest regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dipy Hermonite (6/12/2007 2:55:00 PM)

    Oh wake up all yee careless lots
    Coz thou shall not be spared
    For all thy deeds that thou could have stopped
    By Melvina shall now be bared! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Meggie Gultiano (6/11/2007 8:15:00 PM)

    Marvelous Melvina! We should write poems like this as a wake up call to those who doesn't care about our environment. It bleeds my heart, too.. Kudos! thanks for this! Love you! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 899 Points David Harris (6/10/2007 1:31:00 PM)

    Melvina, your last line the sea and land is so true. People forget for their greed the beauties that they steal from us with their toxic waste. Top Marks from me thanks for sharing it my friend.
    David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Risha : Ahmed (6/10/2007 9:10:00 AM)

    Another gem from gem of a person. A great write. I think you should be a cheerleader for 'greenpeace'.
    Love you....................................................Risha (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (6/9/2007 9:09:00 PM)

    This is a powerful piece about pollution and man's stupidity and inhumanity to all life. The strength of this poem is in the directness of the telling. Thanks for sharing. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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