Operation Saving Me

Operation Saving Me

A Poem by Aliciaa Gay.

"Over 80% of marine pollution comes from land-based activities"~WWF

~*~*~*~*~
Toxic spills
Chemical ships
Losing faith
Set adrift
Turn over the drums
To stay afloat
They won’t blame us
It’s not our fault
~*~
Oil ship
Tossed in the sea
Killing millions
Turning waters green
Matted feathers
Fish the same
Who will save them
Oil spills are the same
~*~
Patches of garbage
Effects are great
Killing many
Won’t stop the hate
Sit back and watch
As millions die
Is that how we chose to lead our lives
~*~
Plastic bags
Mistaken for food
Blocking ways to breath
Making stomachs true
Choking in nothing normal
And now more than ever
It’s nothing new
~*~
Nets left by fishers
Killing with might
Forging for something
Not a way to day
Swimming peacefully
The water was blue
I never saw it
Until it captured you.
~*~
Fighting to make this right
Protecting you
Carry you on backs
Until your hearts mend
This is all our planet
We must respect it.

© 2011 Aliciaa Gay.


Author's Note

Aliciaa Gay.
A staggering amount of waste, much of which has only existed for the past 50 years or so, enters the oceans each year. From plastic bags to pesticides - most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers

What Can We do to fix it- Help protect the last healthy, undisturbed places in the ocean so we can learn how to help healthy reefs thrive, help unhealthy reefs recover, and better preserve the ocean.
Learn more at: http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/protect/

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I love how all of your poems deal with the honest and pure truth. I also feel that polluting is one of the most disrespectful things you can do to nature, and animals. It also effects us in many ways, but mostly the wildlife in the oceans. A powerful and also poignant write. Loved it a lot. I am inspired by many of your poems and you have excellent topics. Amazing job and write :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


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real respect

Posted 7 Years Ago


I was station at Fort Ord., Ca. I use to walk and pick-up garbage and waste off the beach with the early morning people. Gave us reasons to be friends and we held respect for the sea and the ocean life. Your poem is true. That make it very scary. I live in Michigan. The Great lakes are polluted too. Your last line is face. We best take care of the water, earth and the air. A excellent poem. Thank you.
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Posted 9 Years Ago


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I love how all of your poems deal with the honest and pure truth. I also feel that polluting is one of the most disrespectful things you can do to nature, and animals. It also effects us in many ways, but mostly the wildlife in the oceans. A powerful and also poignant write. Loved it a lot. I am inspired by many of your poems and you have excellent topics. Amazing job and write :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I agree powerfull and true.I get disgusted by the lack of respect earth recieves from the beings who need her the most.

Posted 9 Years Ago


This poem was wonderful. I agree with your author's note, this has to stop. Great write

Posted 9 Years Ago


Interesting. Good topic, society is very destructive with it's environment.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Yes, This is so truthful and so sad.
I hate seeing places like this.
Some people don't relaize what they are doing.
They do know but they just don't care.
I think that is so sad.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I like the point of this. I wish people had more respect for the oceans. I love animals and seeing them die because of human stupidity is awful.

Posted 9 Years Ago


good write!

Posted 9 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I remember going to a beach in NJ after a storm and was disgusted at what washed up on the bayside of the beach. It is amazing though that you can go to a beach in one spot and then go to another state and visit the same ocean but there isn't all the trash.

A great poem and you're right this is the only planet we have and we're slowly killing her.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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