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Best Pollution Poems

Below are the all-time best Pollution poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of pollution poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member We Rulers Of The Earth
We Rulers Of This Earth

Homo-Sapiens we call ourselves, rulers of this Earth,
   Intelligent and civilized, but what is all this worth?

We're working hard...

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Categories: pollution, angst, corruption, drug, earth,
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Ordinary man
Snow is falling and floods are flowing,
people dying and children keep crying,
but he's just an ordinary man,
sitting there watching TV.

Icebergs melting and penguins starving,
men in...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: allusion, analogy, political, pollution,
Form: Free verse
Dear Humanity:
Dear Humanity:

You know I love you, right?
Stop calling me Mother Nature!
I hate that!
Genderless am I…
Oh, yeah, I get the ‘bring life forth’ bit,
creator of new...

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Categories: corruption, earth, humanity, pollution,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Twice a month on our tiny little Isle
A group of heroes go that extra mile
Wearing protective clothing they clean the beach
Removing vast amounts of rubbish...

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Categories: pollution, appreciation, beach, beauty, care,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If I Ruled The World

If I ruled the whole wide world there's so much that I would change
I wouldn't be Mr Popular and they'd think me somewhat strange
First thing...

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Categories: pollution, conflict, environment, hate, international,
Form: Narrative

shell shock
She held a seashell to her ear
But heard no soothing sea,
Just choking gasps of life caught in
An ocean of debris.


Bite Size Poem No.38 Poetry Contest

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Categories: environment, ocean, pollution,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Climate Change Is No Joke
Our problems all began with the industrial revolution
And its legacy has left us with toxic pollution.

Climate change is real and been declared a code red

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Categories: earth, environment, fire, pollution,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Colour of My Heart
Now brown, the once-blue brook meanders down
To dams where sludge has chased beavers away
As species die, our Mother casts a frown
For Nature can’t control man...

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Categories: nature, pollution,
Form: Sonnet
For Shame
The inky black water sucks her in further
As she descends into the black depths of the abyss
Cloying dark swirls cover her head as soundlessly it...

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Categories: pollution, betrayal, environment, natural disasters,
Form: Free verse
woe is the sea


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Categories: ocean, pollution,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Contamination
So much contamination
needs a close examination.

take a breath of radiation
or a toxic medication
select a name with aspartame
clean your car of acid rain
eat the food with...

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Categories: environment, pollution, society,
Form: Couplet
What Is That Taste In My Mouth
No warning.

The taste spread swiftly
around the room.

Eyes scour.
They pinpoint the doom.

A little old lady
Who's big on perfume.

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© Deb Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pollution, angst, conflict, environment, grief,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Flipped Hourglass

In my vantage-point the vast oceans are warming,
The sea levels are rising, while today is melting,
Cracking thick ice-shields crowning Artic, Antarctic
And ferocious intensity is churning...

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Categories: environment, natural disasters, pollution,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BECAUSE

You opened up my eyes,
They turned towards the skies,
Clouds higher than I’d ever seen
The grass so green.
You opened up my eyes
You offered me first prize,

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Categories: pollution,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member EARTH'S TEARS

" Oh, you thoughtless and egotistic creatures that 

call yourselves humans.

You, that are daily complaining of the floods that 

inundate, your  lands, your cities,...

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Categories: earth, men, pollution,
Form: Personification

You, unfeeling creatures
Who call yourselves human,

You, fleeting bubbles of reason,
Accidental parasites of time,

You, filthy microbes of cancer,
Ephemera of invincible eternity,

You, who try to fill your...

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Categories: earth, humanity, life, pollution,
Form: Free verse
One hundred million years on Earth
There's no accounting for our worth
Without our quite amazing powers
there would be no trees or flowers

The Earth would be a...

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© Rob Biden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: environment, insect, pollution,
Form: Verse
Nuclear leak
I am the nuclear ,the unwanted power,
i pay you according to you  care:
for how long have I served you?
Provided you the energy to carry...

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Categories: care, pollution, science, technology,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Do it properly - quote contest
    Quote.( Do not know who originated it, but used in the family at all times.)

"If your going to do something do...

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Categories: pollution,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Garbage - Wasteful Packaging

Our packaging simply is wrong
To hold things in place, safe and strong
The plastic hugs tight
The cardboard you fight
To open the product takes long!

And when you...

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Categories: change, future, pollution,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Simple Truth

Blue edges an ebony sky
and cotton-candy clouds blush pink,
for a new day is on the brink.

Where eagles once learned how to fly
morning gets filtered through...

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Categories: pollution, culture, earth, environment, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Asphalt Jungles

Today fades into yesterday
upon tomorrow's arrival.
And apathy spurs denial
as endangered animals die.

Wherever concrete cities rise
collateral damage occurs.
For as jets traverse the skies
wild birds get annihilated.


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Categories: pollution, earth, environment, feelings, imagery,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Mother Earth Is Dying
Pollution is found in our rivers and seas
Of raw chemical waste and plastic
Toxic pesticides are killing the bees.

Mother Earth is down on her knees
This man...

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Categories: earth, pollution, river, sea,
Form: Villanelle
Wars and crimes,
Hunger and thirst,
Sad for the world,
My heart bursts.

Holding onto hope by my fingertips,
Drinking polluted water by sips.

Blood of the wounded,
Blood of the dead,

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Categories: political, pollution, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lost Echoes - for contest
Lost Echoes

lost echoes wander silent valleys
reverberations orphaned tones
disconnected from their source

long ceased – solemn call to prayer
wasted on the ears of the callous
dried on the...

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Categories: environment, pollution, river,
Form: Free verse