Plasticiser (a plastic rap)

there's plastic in the landfill

plastic in the seas

plastic flowers and robot bees

artificial christmas trees

there’s plastic in our food and drink

plasticisers in the milk

plastic plates and plastic spoons

microplastics in our poo

plastic filling up our view

plastic clothes and plastic bricks

I suppose there must be plastic sick

plastic piling up so thick

in chunks and also finely ground

bound into the very soil

nations fight to control the oil

watch the human race fall from grace

as the media smiles with a plastic face

this plastic case may be our doom

enclosing life in a plastic tomb

or we could plasticise our minds

and find a way to harmonise

wrap up this plastic wrap debate

abate our use take action now

delaminate our daily lives

divert our planetary fate

before it is too late


 ©️Janey Colbourne 2018

Thanks to Tim Burkinshaw for the title ‘a plastic rap’

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Janey Colbourne

Sun 4th Nov 2018 09:22

Thank you everyone

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John Coopey

Fri 2nd Nov 2018 23:37

I particularly enjoyed your YouTube video, Janey.
A slightly different take from the 1960's:-

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 2nd Nov 2018 22:07

The uncomfortable truth..I applaud your poem. Thank you ?

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Fri 2nd Nov 2018 22:03

Drastic plastic everywhere,
A great poem for us to share.

Big Sal

Fri 2nd Nov 2018 20:34

Great piece, and so so true.?

The truth is often horrifying.

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