Coal - you have no role!

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Coal – you have no role!


An insult to my eyes

You rise up from a verdant sea of green

Brooding and malevolent

And me, I feel my senses scream.

Nostrils flare

Take in the smell of smog

Lungs contract

Choked by particulate fog.

With the clouds of carbon oxides

And the cancers you emit

The fumes that you produce

Make our planet and our people sick.

Your filthy diet of coal

Is costing lives

That you create acid rain

Comes as no surprise.

Your squat ugly concrete towers

Just can’t compare

With the grace and beauty of wind farms

Turning in clean air.

Fiddlers Ferry I wish that you were gone

Along with Drax and Ratcliffe

And all your deadly spawn.

◄ Situation earth 2019

Dachau ►


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M.C. Newberry

Wed 9th Oct 2019 16:46

Note that Greece - that historical holiday haven - is now a front rank
producer of coal, enabling the country to survive its parlous financial position within the EU...and defends its use as a means of saving
an economy that can ill-afford the expense of importing power aid.
to meet the country's demands..

<Deleted User> (18980)

Tue 8th Oct 2019 21:07

No role now maybe, but without it for the last two centuries we would not be where we are now.

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keith jeffries

Tue 8th Oct 2019 20:54


A masterly poem in condemnation of pollution. The poem is better than the photo in terms of description.

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