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Pollution of the nation

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Pollution of the nation

As I walk on the streets of my home town
I see boys and  girls in small clusters
They are swimming and bathing in alcohol
Swimming and bathing with reckless abandon
From paper and grass they are creating clouds
Inhailing and exhaling clouds that smell to heaven
Oh, how badly then I feel my soul broken
As I think deeply about this
Not because I want to think about it
But because it is feeding on my soul
My vision is stretched beyond the horizon
The future unfold before my eyes
There I see, a nation of drugs and alcohol 
Abuse victims awaits, producers of bitter fruits
A nation with no sign of life but death
A polluted nation with no achievements nor a vision

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  1. Date: 8/10/2010 1:49:00 PM

    war is poison to the soul and the soil its fought on is our own hearts of stone and mental minefields

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 3:22:00 AM

    Great write, all we need is Peace And Love which is a poem of mine, take a look, love Simone

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 7:01:00 AM

    wow this poem was....striking! very very effective last line and beautifully written. also it's right up my alley of the things i write and read so thanks it was very compelling. =)

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 11:23:00 AM

    Well written. I like your message. You may enjoy my "Beligerent Lives." Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 6:40:00 AM

    Was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Bojosi. Thank you for sharing you poem with so much feeling of sadness. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 4:00:00 AM

    This vision is fastly becoming true for so many places of the world but there is hope for those who will take it. The answer lies in a return to God. Keep the creative pen flowing with these wonderful writes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work. Sara