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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Portrait Of Ugliness

Rating: 4.5
When I look around me
I don't see no
barnyard full of joy
no fields of dreams
no baskets of laughter
no streams
running so smooth
but I see
the clogged waterways
the potholes
the cracked streets
the crowded roadways
trash cans full of garbage
loneliness unhappiness
in many places
explosive and destructive
motives
angry storms
rage all about us
mountains once strong
now crumbling down
before us
oceans too full of themselves
now overflowing
nature like a monster on rampage
viciously attacking us!
Dorsey Baker
Topic(s) of this poem: nature
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COMMENTS
Kim Barney 01 October 2019
Nice poem, and congrats on POD. Whenever I want to see a portrait of ugliness, I just look in the mirror!
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Savita Tyagi 01 October 2019
Nature is warning us not to pollute, and crowd with the kind of congregation the new society requires. It has consequences. A sad but ugly reality of modern life. Great poem. Congratulations Dorsey.
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Akhtar Jawad 01 October 2019
We are destroying the world by polluting it. Nature will not watch it unconcerned but it will react. Congrats!
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Bharati Nayak 01 October 2019
Yes, Nature is raging against Man for creating filth, garbage, pollutants, chemical effluents, weapons and so many ugly things that clog the arteries of earth and drawing her towards death.A wonderful poem on environmental pollution.Congratulations for Poem of the Day!
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Chinedu Dike 01 October 2019
Really an insightful piece on the need for conservation of nature written with clarity of thought and mind. A witty creation set aside for sober reflection. Thanks for sharing, Dorsey.
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Mahtab Bangalee 01 October 2019
no fields of dreams no baskets of laughter no streams running so smooth........ Cause of self mind ugliness! ! !
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C F 01 October 2019
I've read this very good poem back in February. Congratulations for being chosen POD!
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Aniruddha Pathak 01 October 2019
Yes indeed, the true portrait of earth and Nature around, well said dear poet and congrats, an apt choice for POD.
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C F 04 February 2019
Very lyrical despite the ugliness you see... it is a rare insight when one sees beauty in the ugliest of things. Thank you very much for sharing.
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Douglas Scotney 01 October 2018
I think you are saying you see both happy and sad
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