Elena Sandu

Toothbrush Revolution - Poem by Elena Sandu

Get a Japanese
hand made
Most durable,
kind and soft
could never hurt.
Be careful, choose well
Because you can be deceived
By good copies
made by machines.
Machines that might feed
on nuclear energy
made by nuclear
reactors, those, truly,
we don't need!
To use the hand made brush
with great respect and care.
To fairly pay for every
dropp of sweat,
for every minute of hard work.
We need no elevators
nor escalators
We will prefer
the power save
at own home
than put at risk
the smallest living thing!
Please! Please! Please! !
Stop Tomari nuclear power plant
Stop to suffocate World and Japan
we have enough
with Fukushima's broken Nuclear Reactors
There is no need for other factors!
We are helpless with the air purification
We don't want masks to be a fashion
We don't want radioactive substance trace
to leave our grand grand kids as inheritance
We know nothing of polluted water
We cannot live with the guilt
of destroying the nature, our Mother! !
Give us a hand made brush for teeth
let all of us, you he she and me
Handle it as symbol to seek
our world for each of us to clean!
One dream, let it come true, let us be:
Hokkaido, Tomari, nuclear free:
is this only a good dream,
could it possible be
Of nightmares,
forever Free?

Comments about Toothbrush Revolution by Elena Sandu

  • Gordon TsengGordon Tseng (2/18/2012 1:34:00 AM)

    The message is clear and strong indeed. So, I guess we are comrades about environment issue.
    I made a song for our Earth. Hope you like it.
    http: //gordonsgodown.bandcamp.com/track/people-have-a-little-earth

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  • Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir (10/13/2011 2:18:00 AM)

    contemporary issues brought into focus in a charming and poetic way..

    well done

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (10/12/2011 5:05:00 AM)

    Strong message. The world should read it.
    Fully agree with the whole poem.
    Well done Elena

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  • To Windward (10/12/2011 1:47:00 AM)

    To speak a foreign language is an admirable skill but to write poetry in anything other than your mother tongue is remarkable. Well done on this thought provoking piece. The real problem - that of over-population, is not really being tackled by any nation. If there were half the number of people, our other fuels would last twice as long. I suppose, if we keep building nuclear power stations, eventually there will be half the number of people - or even less! (Report)Reply

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  • Stefanie Fontker (10/5/2011 5:55:00 PM)

    Perhaps one day the entire world will see there are more benefits to clean energy than there are cons. Lovely writing, a great movement. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, October 12, 2012

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