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Rating: 4.9
The world is full of rubbish
I see it all around
Strewn along the pavements
And scattered ‘cross the ground

It hangs on outstretched branches
Like washing on a line
Dumped into the river
Oh, aint it such a crime
You'll find it in the gutter
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Just a fun write - for a change! And of course, I don't mean to imply that anyone on Poemhunter writes rubbish.

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Georgia. Carey. 17 November 2019
It's. Long. And. Beautiful. Well. Done
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Ken E Hall 25 June 2015
Velly velly funny...This rhyme's a load of rubbish no its not I like it to be told to pick it up...Singapore is the place to be its clean...sorry you did not mention the sea of plastic swirling in the sea tons of it...nice to see you care...regards
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Lyn Paul 06 April 2015
Wonderful words to read again. The verbal rubbish is worse than the street rubbish. Thank You Val
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High on humor and rich in responsibility. You have found a very light way to deal with a very heavy and important message. Well done my friend!
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Amitava Sur 14 July 2014
If it's a fun write, Valerie I must say you write this sort of poems very often to open our eyes. It's very right you said and we all should follow it. Thank you.
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Bri Edwards 24 June 2014
as you can see in this (copied from online) : Origin of AIN'T contraction of are not First Known Use: 1749..........................ain't contains an apostrophe. ain't that somethin'? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - It hangs on outstretched branches Like washing on a line ..................very nice! or should i say not nice? this is one of the more difficult types of rubbish for me to retrieve. most litter on the ground doesn't bother me as much as our neighbor's dog s++t on our lawn or parking area. some litter is quite attractive actually. i'm serious, though it is MY opinion. some brightly-colored plastic etc. can spice up the roadside and put a temporary end to the same old boring grass, wildflowers, etc. my favorite stanza so far: So if you are responsible For putting it about Shame on you because its clear You're just a litter-lout! - - - - - - - - - - - i'm really enjoying the rhymes. thanks. i'm glad you had the decency to say some politicians, not all, or just plain politicians. (p.s.i'm not a politician.) Methinks the time is coming To take my final bow............... ...........to leave PH; to kill yourself; to what i wonder. hmmm! don't do either of those, yet. ==================== my wife would say i spout plenty of verbal rubbish......but....she's just a woman......what would SHE know? BESIDES, she rarely listens to me, so she doesn't know what i am saying. thanks for sharing. :) bri
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Bri Edwards 24 June 2014
well, i skimmed through the comments before reading the poem. it sounds promising. THIS BETTER BE GOOD! ! ! 'cause i'm in the middle of oatmeal.......i mean in the middle of 'eating' oatmeal. :) bri
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Pam Crane 17 January 2014
I love your humorous poems, Valerie! Rubbish drives me mad, and Llandudno Council ought to be paying me for picking it off the streets every time I go out - we live on a corner at a cross-roads, and everybody else's detritus whirling around on the local wind-currents ends up at our gate and in our garden (helped by antisocial passers-by.) Mind you - once it was a £20 note, so I shouldn't complain! As we have a similar sense of humour, you might enjoy one or two of my poems. Only 20 on the site so far; more to come.
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David Wood 09 May 2013
Rubbish, rubbish everywhere. We are sinking in a sea of rubbish. And what about recycling, where does all that go? Probably in landfill in secret. As poets we can become environmentalists.
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Karen Sinclair 09 March 2013
Loved this poem the patter is strong the message I say yay! Too... My friend used to encourage our kids to just drop litter on the way to school if she walked them and I'd go berseque and make both our set of children hang on to wrappers. I mean they damage the wildlife and just a minimal effort sets a finer place tyvm
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