4.21.2017

Gimme a P

Souvenir megaphone
tries hollering
from the belly of a whale
on an Anytown beach
Its environs no longer
conducive to the cheer squad
Its hurrah reduced
to a last plastic gasp
      Go School

Note: Today is the birthday of John Muir and tomorrow is Earth Day.

NaPoWriMo Day 21! For Magaly’s prompt to the Real Toads: "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"

14 comments:

  1. The phrase "plastic gasp" conjures up thoughts of asphyxiation... fitting.

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  2. I agree, this is perfect! Especially the phrase 'plastic gasp' is so powerful!

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  3. Plastic and Whales. Never the twain should meet. Sadly they do too often.

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  4. You have not pulled your punches here, Marian. I felt this in my gut.

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  5. Oh, my. Marian, this is stunning. Such a powerful visual here.
    THIS:
    Its hurrah reduced
    to a last plastic gasp

    Your word choices throughout are fantastic.

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  6. Hurrah for this poem with a point!

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  7. Oh my, the tragic demise of a megaphone. So sad it was reduced to litter on a beach.

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    1. I think it's what follows – the demise of a whale, or whatever ingests it – that is the true tragedy.

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  8. Great poem! Here in SF, we are quite Prima Donnas about our environment.

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  9. Oh that last plastic gasp. I mourn, as I walk the beach here, to find small bits of plastic all up and down the sand.............horrible horrible horrible.

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  10. Its environs no longer
    conducive to the cheer squad

    Things change for the better in most instances!

    Hank

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  11. I'm gasping plastic. But good news is that I am marching for science tomorrow. Thanks, Marian. K.

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  12. i fear far more for the fate of non-human creatures than the human ~

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