David Threadgold

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.5. Pollution Solution - Poem by David Threadgold

Floating in the air we breathe
Unseen but there for sure
A cocktail full of chemicals
To kill before they cure

We help the mix with aerosols
To freshen, shine and paint
And wonder why we feel so ill
Or just a little faint

The residue from things we make
From factories flow to rivers
Diluted in our reservoirs
To pass through all our livers

Our bodies act like filters
Slowly filling up with waste
It’s even in the food we eat
Put there to suit our taste

Before we had these things today
We had much less pollution
So if we banned them all right now
Could that be our solution?

© 2008 David Threadgold
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Comments about .5. Pollution Solution by David Threadgold

  • Sidi Mahtrow (10/5/2008 7:06:00 AM)

    The French added limestone to their breads
    To make the loaf tip the scales
    And common practice was to put a bit
    Of sodium nitrite in the meat
    To make it stay red
    And appear fit to eat,
    Spices were used to
    Disguise the flavors of a few
    And food colors were so neat
    That made the foods attractive to eat,
    And just a bit of wax on fruit and vegies
    To make them shine and prolong shelf lives.
    Galvanize the can to keep the steel from rusting
    It's still called a can of tin.

    All these things go back a generation and more
    And others are in history's store
    If you should want to investigate.
    As example, in medicine, even more awaits.

    So it's not modern pollution to blame.
    No, its man's desire to sell for gain
    That which would have gone to waste
    Or might have been in short supply by fate.

    Do we benefit or will it cause our decline?
    As long as greed prevails over time,
    Mankind will continue to create pollution
    As his fiscal solution.



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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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