General Poetry posted December 26, 2023

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he's turtley pissed off with humanity.

Turtle Gives The Third Finger

by tempeste

Time to clean up our lousy act.
We neither 
love nor respect
our home planet, 
that's a fact.

Warfare is contaminating  
our air, water and soil.

Ukraine's once-praised grain
is now full of mercury and arsenic.
It will take decades before its terrains
will be healthy again.

Oceans so
filthy, full of plastic
choking seabirds and seals.
Turtles mistaking bags for jellyfish
their all-time favourite meal.

Dolphins and whales getting
entangled even strangled by junked nets.
Our conduct sucks;
waste products
and tossic oil spills
killing millions of sea creatures.

Our leaders need to stop all the
before it's too late
our children's future is at stake.
Stop wasting money on wars
cause no one in the end scores.

We have only one planet, one home
so if you don't want our kids
 living under protective domes
 we need to start caring for our kingdom.


Poem With These Words writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
The challenge is to write a poem that includes the words provided. Your poem can be of any type.

The words:

love - hate - clean - filthy

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