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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


A River Dies


a river dies choked to gills
expiring upon industrial waste

sadly as the river dies the fish die also
oxygen starved extinguished

life was a web of light upon the water
life web torn broken discarded

water breathed life into river flowing
man breathed in death river choking

oxygen rich river was flush with fish
smell taste drink putrid pollution


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Sunday, July 04, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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  • Unwritten Soul (7/25/2010 4:37:00 AM)

    yeah, when materials pollute the greedy heart...it urges them to pollute environment...
    Cry me a river (Report) Reply

  • Ajay Seshadri (7/17/2010 11:04:00 AM)

    The river dies and so does the river of life. The tragedy that can't be helped we can do nothing about but the tragedy of pollution brings an end to all. Nice poem to bring awareness. (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (7/15/2010 9:38:00 PM)

    man is destroying all that GOD gave
    and throughout this world it seems
    like the norm, untill the day that he creates a storm.
    then when the rivers and seas can no longer supply the fish
    what will we put on our childrens dish? (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/13/2010 8:46:00 AM)

    Sad. Its the tragedy of our modernity. River dies. The belief we lost from where again we can begin. Lack of oxygen, lack of our spontanity......we are really now fish out of water.
    Its a pollution through out our life-cycle. Perhaps new dawn is necessary of a new civilization, heavily polluted our values. River dies........

    Regards,
    10++
    pranab (Report) Reply

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