Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Breathe And Wear Masks - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Breathe and find that the air
You breathe is no longer clear
Breathe and look at the blue sky
which has turned dark to the eyes.

Breathe and see that in a noon day
the roads turn so dark and foggy
Breathe and see the dark smoke from
factories and other high-technologies.

Breathe and witness that your babies
search for clean air for their lungs
in hospitals and cannot wear the masks
You take to your work each day.

Breathe and see how we all scream
for bright, clean, free-polluted days.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature, pollution

Poet's Notes about The Poem

February 2,2013, written upon seeing the kind of pollution in many growing industrialized cities.

Comments about Breathe And Wear Masks by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Kelvin Owusu (2/20/2013 12:47:00 AM)

    nicely penned ive seen man made dark clouds making dusty location look and feel clean, great write (Report) Reply

    Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (12/19/2014 3:44:00 AM)

    Thanks for your positive response, dear Kelvin. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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