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Blue Jeans And Pearls

To trade through the Pacific Ocean
An undeniable dream for nations
Never mind pollution and all its ramifications
The Pearl, China’s third longest river
As blue jeans take the world
Their warmth should make us shiver.

The ecosystem easily raped and plundered
By blue jeans, have you never wondered?
The River Pearl what a glorious name
Its river bed with shell like rocks once aflame
The iridescent pear-like colours true
But dying now because of 'blue'.

The waters from the factories run black
Some recycled, but corporations never look back
The waste-dyed waters piped into the rivers life
Polluting and poisoning - rampant and rife
Piped into the fields this black river of death
The crops cannot grow, people gasping for breath
The smog that sits over the Pearl waters dyed black
Will take all you have, is there no going back?

The famous white dolphins will soon be gone
They lived in this river the pearlesence now gone
They die every day as do the crops on the shore
Won’t some-one stand up and cry out ...NO MORE!!!!

© 10/07/2013 GG
The third longest river in china The Pearl River is so badly polluted from the industries on its river banks including the blue dye from the denim factories that all the life in it is now dying, as are the crops on the rivers banks watered by this polluted water.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2014 11:46:00 AM
    just dropped in here,, and reminded just what a wonder you are,, these are issues that need to be aired, and no one better than you girl.....No One!

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Mandy, message is good, but who cares? Thanks for stopping by. Your visits are always pleasant!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Great wake up call, I hope. Your message gets through to the world. Well penned Mandy.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Hi GG mans disregard for fauna and flora is well documented glad you brought this to my attention, love the way you put it over, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:02:00 AM
    you bring to light so many issues here, Mandy, and that in itself is so interesting, but also so is the poetry you have created here, a message maybe? certainly the need for a balance, between the people on this planet, and nature, you bring it home to the reader, a poem not easily forgot, i'm sure....

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 8:35:00 AM
    The indigo dye is really bad on the ecosystem for sure..Great topic that you have chosen about which to write your work..At one time a plant was here where I live and they had to start using a catch basin to keep the dye from going into a stream that borders our property..They would have spills then they moved it to another larger water way..Now the plant is closed..Jobs lost..People unemployed or underemployed..Sara

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 6:58:00 AM
    It is really sad what we do to nature Thank God it doesn't seek revenge on us, but I guess it does in it's own way Your beautiful my friend, Here's a splendid Orange Rose in a hand cut crystal vase, place it on your window by the sink, and watch it bloom for friendship's sake, always by your side V xxx

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 6:26:00 AM
    Dear Mandy, having spent seven months in China over a period of two years, I have first hand knowledge of what you so vividly have pictured. With more than 1.4 billion people within an area equal to the U.S. and industrialization going on at an alarming pace, no wonder why the environment is being destroyed! May this wondrous cry of yours to be heard by someone and first of all by us here at Poetrysoup! Great work! I join my voice to yours! Love , Demetrios

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 5:46:00 AM
    - Scary future, Mandy .... very well written! - A wake up call! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)