human race, human waste

I was at the beach the other day

I was taken in by the tide that remains

as how I loved some twenty years ago

skimming in and out from the horizon

.

I was at the beach the other day

I was taken in by the breeze streaming

back and forth  echoing  the  foreshore

as how I loved some twenty years ago

.

until  I  found  a  box  of   leftover  pizza

until  I found  an outdated pair of jeans

until I found  a doll with a missing arm

all soaked in brine, all washed ashore

.

I was at the beach the other day

I was  taken  in, then  jolted  out  by  the

cries of  seagulls  hovering  above  me

how the waves no longer act the same

.

as how I loved some twenty years ago

.

I was at the beach the other day

and I found  some  twenty  yards  away

covered in grime as it washes  ashore

the dislocated arm of the  doll  I  found

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and a dented torchlight that still lit up..

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.

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103 responses to “human race, human waste

  1. You’re even better than what I remember!!! Looks just awesome Fiveloaf!! You’re an inspiration, keep up the good work. I want my muse to return soon too!! oxo

    • yea suzie- you understand it best because you have helped clean one before- but what many have missed in my poem is not the pollution but waste- hence the title. useable things are discarded without a thought~ a pair of jeans just because it is out of fashion? at doll with arms that could be fixed and given away? a useable torchlight? and edibles like pizza? that is my message. stop the wastage..

  2. Brilliant… let’s hear this challenge and respond to it… I don’t want to waste stuff, and I don’t want to let my greed for the next thing prevent me and others from enjoying the now, and enjoying what there’s always been. :] xx

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  4. The environment has deterioated over the years. With our care-less attitude, I wonder how long the world will last in our hands. It’s slightly pessimistic, I know but the rate of repair is much slower than the recovery rate. Hence I do wonder at time what might be the end result.
    Thanks for bringing out the fluidity in your prose:)

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