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Paper and Plastic, is Man Fantastic

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Paper and Plastic, is Man Fantastic

Me, I'm just part of mother earth
I'm just a little particle
At least mother earth knows I'm worth

Me and other particles
We make up her ground
For purity it is, it's found all around

For millions of years
We absorbed so many things
Decaying plants and flesh
In daily life it brings

Then the day arrived
With the experiments of man
Creating what was never here
Was it in their future plans

I can still recall the day
Seeing a fluttering near me
It was so white, drifting like a leaf
But I couldn't picture the tree

Beside me it lay
Not for long, just a couple of weeks
Here, then it was gone
Us particles no longer weeped

The fortunate in us lived on
Living many, many years
But this day I'll always remember
Us particles choked, and lingering tears

Generations now have passed
The same colour, white like the paper
This time it never left
Mans creation, who cares, their caper

Copyright © James Fraser

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  1. Date: 3/3/2012 6:13:00 AM
    Congratulations James a very nice piece xx

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 7:14:00 PM
    JAMES... congratulations! WITH YOUR CONTEST WIN!! *Enjoyed stopping by to view may winners tonight!! Have yourself a very nice night ;-)*always..pd

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 5:08:00 PM
    James, well done. Congrats on making Susan's winners' list.....................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win and thanks for supporting my contest! Nice personification James :)

  1. Date: 3/2/2012 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Susan's "Paper Or Plastic" contest James. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/1/2012 4:25:00 AM
    James I like this poem you have created for the contest(?) it is a pleasure to read.Have a lovely day James. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 1:36:00 PM
    Dear James, we are but specks in the universe. Was it a butterly who came to sit beside you? We have many white ones here. We are all made of "particles" that will at some point die. A compelling poem for the aper and Plastic contest, James. Winning wishes headed your way. Nice to see you posting again. My time here is limited by my illness, but I had to check in on some of my favorites. Love, Carolyn