Daniel Bernard Kelleher

Gold Star - 7,568 Points (11/2/1946 / Cork, Ireland)

Litter Louts - Poem by Daniel Bernard Kelleher

My heart is heavy
As I walk the beach
See the sun setting
Water under my feet

Last of the town folk
Leaving the beach
The train filling up
Kids already asleep

There's a chill in the air
Coming in from the sea
As waves crash down
On almost now empty beach

A few of us old folk
Surveying the beach
Seeing the litter
Dare not to speak

People should remember
The amenity that's there
Is opened to all
Should use it with care

On with the gloves
As we do every evening
Clearing the litter
Tomorrow's a new beginning

Topic(s) of this poem: beach, clean


Comments about Litter Louts by Daniel Bernard Kelleher

  • (1/20/2016 3:23:00 PM)


    Going to the ocean, lying on the beach, enjoying the beauty of God's good nature is a wonderful way to spend time thinking. Why do some people trash it like they do their own property, have they no shame or common decency? Your poem is spot on and said very tactfully, unlike those who throw trash everywhere they go. Give it a 10! Very good rhythm and imagery throughout your poem. I love it! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/19/2016 4:43:00 PM)


    Clearing the litter
    Tomorrow's a new beginning comes on the clean beach. Very wonderful poem is expressive definitely.10
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016



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