Sawdust to dust

by Walter   Feb 14, 2021


This perfect plank once robust
Now jarrah turned to sawdust
No longer colour in its veins
And useless with what remains

I wear a mask to not inhale
All the dust that I set sail
With what I use, the plank exceeds
And all the rest I have no need

Expensive once and quite a prize
Is only waste now in my eyes
Maybe I'll use it for firewood
And pollute the air with no good

I'm more than happy with what I made
I don't think of the tree that's slayed
There's plenty more where that came from
Yet deep down I know I'm wrong

Turning a blind eye soon won't work
When all of this comes back to lurk
When selfish humans just take, not give
How on Earth, do they expect to live?

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  • 1 week ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Well indeed Walter. We're all guilty of this aren't we? Everything is just so disposable now. I really feel that the sustainability message is starting to filter through now, especially with the younger generations.
    A great write with a great message! :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 1 week ago

      by Walter

      You're right Kitty and yes, I think we've all been guilty of this at some time. But, as you say, we are also more aware now which is good news too. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment :)

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