Plastic Isn't Fantastic- Poem

22 Apr 2020

Plastic plates bowls and cups

loaded on recycling trucks.

You've had your party thrown it away,

Less to wash up at the end of the day.

But few fall out they blow in winds,

Escape the grasp of the recycling bin.

Not all bags are renewable plastic,

Less strong now not so fantastic.

So write a note for a new tote,

Handles far stronger less likely to broke.


It's not our problem it's goods we buy,

There wrapped and packaged to the shoppers eye.

But when the seas are less serene

Choked on plastics and polystyrene.

Death tolls rise numbers of sea life plummet,

Don’t you think its time we do summit?

To a turtle or whale a tasty dish,

To dine upon the jellyfish.

Not a bag for life that passes by,

That binds them to starvation before they die.


So the seas bob in colour of plastic pollution.

Times running out what to be a solution?

Its high time we started a clean up revolution!

To use less packaging to educate all.

Before the tides continue to rise and we loose them all.


The ice caps are melting at an alarming rate,

How long before for all it's too late.

Eco systems absorb UV,

cool the world for nature to be.

Polar life need ice to remain,

In cooler climates to sustain.

But as they melt and tides continue to rise,

Am losing hope for their demise.


Leave the jungles and forests for self restoration,

Less fossil fuels and deforestation.

The trees keep falling from constant felling,

With palm oil growing; plantations swelling.

Our orange ancestors the orangutan,

Has been their homes since the jungles began.

To break life cycles whole eco system,

It's time to change the world with our wit and wisdom.


Else what do we leave to the future generations,

Man on earth just viral abominations.


By: Yash Awasthi, XII-A

School: ITL Public School


Posted By - Assistant Editor


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