22 Mar World Poetry Day
In Literacy, as a class, we had been working on Narrative Poetry so Yusuf took it upon himself to write this fantastic poem about the environment.
Poem by Yusuf
The Littered Land.
The earth is a disgrace,
We must stop the pollution we must embrace,
The big, bright solution to make our earth a better place,
We must get ready for the problems we have to face
The pollution is rising greeting the sky with a bright grey haze,
The sky coughs and wheezes as the humans go about their days,
The trash lies silent on the road giving the bins a silent gesture,
And the dumps talking about mother earth saying, “well we messed her”.
The polar bears complaining about their home melting away,
it really shows the selfishness that we display,
And people are out there dumping plastic in the vast ocean,
It makes you think that the human heart is broken.
And it doesn’t get better talking about trees,
About how we chop down millions of them in a breeze,
Trees produce vital oxygen for our daily function,
So chopping that source down will lead to dysfunction.
People lay in their homes complaining about the internet,
Not knowing that the electricity powering their home is becoming a threat,
But not all hope is lost, people are taking action,
But we as humans have only done a fraction, of what we need to do.
So we must work together to eradicate climate change,
To be kind and to save our planet which we have deranged,
Because the solution isn’t in the earth or the bins it’s in you,
So come on let’s save the earth that we grew.
BY YUSUF, El Salvador