Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 38,107 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Understandable Care - Poem by Douglas Scotney

I know a careless old cowboy
who wishes she'd bought a lifetime's supply
of dieldrin back in the day,
because nothing's as good today.

Is there a careless one out there
still using today
the TCE degreaser she,
or her granma,
bought a lifetime's supply of,
or more,
back in the Wild West,
because IT would always be the best?

Topic(s) of this poem: pollution

Poet's Notes about The Poem

TCE groundwater pollution in my suburb,2015

Comments about Understandable Care by Douglas Scotney

  • Paul Warren (9/3/2015 7:16:00 PM)

    Makes you wonder how many things you used as a matter of course over your lifetime that is like this. I remember helping my father build with asbestos back when everyone thought it was safe. Good you bring this to the fore. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 3, 2015

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