poet David Wood

David Wood

Sonnet 73: On Pollution

We pollute the atmosphere day by day
With heavy industry belching out fumes
Burning fossil fuels is not the game to play
With smoke from chimneys pushing out dense plumes.

With aircraft making contours in the sky
Polluting higher in the atmosphere,
Pumping out dioxins the higher they fly;
Polluters that have no conscience or fear.

But is this the right way to treat nature?
With dioxins killing off all the trees
Nature is a resource we have to nurture
Not bring it crashing down around our knees.

We only have one earth, so treat it right
And those who pollute it we have to fight.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Poem Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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  • Heather WilkinsHeather Wilkins (8/8/2013 3:28:00 AM)

    a clean environment is necessary for a decent life. Nature cannot survive much longer in its dirty surroundings good write

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  • Dave Walker (8/7/2013 2:12:00 PM)

    A great poem, man has made such a mess of the world that
    it may never get any better, but it nay get a lot worse.

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  • Shahzia BatoolShahzia Batool (8/7/2013 10:09:00 AM)

    a burning question...indeed, and a great poem, thought-provoking! ! !

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (8/7/2013 6:55:00 AM)

    Such a great write David, so much loss of respect for nature. I will be gone before i see what kills a 1st. Pollution or war / nuclear weapons. ? Thank You

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  • Tirupathi ChandrupatlaTirupathi Chandrupatla (8/7/2013 6:52:00 AM)

    Nature is a resource we have to nurture
    Beautiful poem pointing out an important aspect of pollution in our surroundings. Pollution takes place on ground, in rivers, in oceans, and the sky. You already commented for my poem 'Pollution and Its Solution'. Problem is urgent and man must address it. Thank you.

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  • Geetha JayakumarGeetha Jayakumar (8/7/2013 5:56:00 AM)

    Very Beautiful poem...Not knowing where this pollution will lead to... Loved reading this poem.

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