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Toxic Sea

In a sea so polluted
on a dingy, was a man all alone
only one oar left.....
the motor has long been gone

As he put his oar into the green sludge
and brought it out again
the paddle was gone, eaten by the
green sludge he was floating in

He could barely see the shore up ahead
through the sickening green fog, 
crying, "someone please help me escape
this hell that used to be home"

"Oh God the boat is melting
all the fish are aglow and floating
Oh the pain" he screams as his skin is melting
there is no help for he's all alone.....too late

He's already gone
there are only bones
for We are all victims
of our own demise

As we sail
the now Toxic Sea  

Copyright © TuLisha Blackshear

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  1. Date: 4/2/2009 6:38:00 PM
    Wow! This is a brilliant write on man's wasteful habit of polluting the seas that sustain our lives. Very true words: "We are all victims of our own demise." GREAT work!