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Monday 10 April 2017

The World Is Full Of Rubbish !!

Well here in the UK, we have recently enjoyed some Spring-like weather, and yes, the weather can still be mixed but with the Easter weekend getting near many have more free time and perhaps have plans to share special time with family and friends. This could be a visit to someones home or maybe a walk ... for others it may mean some retail therapy, and a trip to the shops has been planned. Whatever you plan to do - enjoy your time.

I do however have a small request, as a public awareness slogan says 'please take your rubbish home with you' and leave the place you may have visited a cleaner environment for us all to enjoy, thanks.

Valerie Dohren has written about rubbish, she has some valid points I think !

The world is full of rubbish
I see it all around
Strewn along the pavements
And scattered ‘cross the ground

It hangs on outstretched branches
Like washing on a line
Dumped into the river
Oh, aint it such a crime

You'll find it in the gutter
Amassed around the trees
Tangled in the hedges
And carried by the breeze

Blown around like tumbleweed
You'll find it everywhere
It wraps around my feet
Then flies into my hair

So if you are responsible
For putting it about
Shame on you because its clear
You're just a litter-lout! 

And hence, my friend, I ask you
What should we do with it -
Put it in the dustbin
But make sure it will fit

There's also verbal rubbish
That rolls right off the tongue
The stuff that's made of words
That rattle all day long

You'll hear it on the telly
Which isn't very good
I'm sure you will agree
It's just a heap of crud

Some politicians spout it
And those who have no brains
Writers even write it
When nothing else remains

So, all my fellow poets,
If what you have to say
Amounts to simply rubbish
Then put your pen away

Methinks the time is coming
To take my final bow
Terminate this nonsense
And end it, stop it now

I know what you are thinking
(Some words I can't repeat)
This rhyme's a load of rubbish
Which PH should delete

Enjoy your Easter weekend, and if you are planning a walk hope you enjoy it.

If you think ... that's unusual Jan hasn't posted a recipe, why not have a look at this Lamb and Red Wine Casserole Recipe, find it here

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

Hello, cute poem! The world is full of rubbish! Happy Easter to you and your family!
Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Very nicely put, Jan - and the 'pom' made me smile. I can't figure out where all this rubbish comes from. Given that A Bit About Britain bangs on about wonderful (and, OK, sometimes not so wonderful) places to see in this crazy island of ours, I find it embarrassing that there is so much litter lying about. I don't think you don't see it so much in other countries. It used to be confined to the bigger British cities, but now it's scattered along so many roads. It can't all be down to neanderthals throwing stuff out of their cars and cabs, surely? Some of it looks as though it has blown there. And there are great sheets of shredded polythene stuck in trees that look as though they've come from packaging wrapped round loads on the backs of trucks. Anyway, good for you for highlighting the issue. Nor is it simply down to 'council cuts', that dreary excuse for all society's ills, it's about increasing awareness and changing behaviour.

Lowcarb team member said...

Reply to Mike@BitAboutBritain

Many thanks for your thoughts and comment here Mike ...
I am inclined to agree with you

"it's about increasing awareness and changing behaviour."

When growing up my parents would not allow any throwing away of rubbish, unless it was placed in the bin ... if there was not a litter bin available it would be taken home.

I also instilled this with our children and now they are passing it on to the grandchildren - I just wish more people would do this!

I hate seeing things tossed out of windows as folks drive along, it is one of my pet hates.

I thought Valerie's poem had some good points put in a humorous way.

Have a great week and enjoy your Easter.

All the best Jan

PS I always enjoy my visits to your blog

Latane Barton said...

I agree with you 100%, Jan. I so hate to see trash scattered all over the place. Our world is so beautiful and then people trash it. So sad.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the fun poem, and I'm always annoyed over rubbish. I live in a lovely and ancient little town, And if I see people littering I tell them to pick it up straightaway, and it seems to work. Old age makes bold. Hugs, Valerie

Adam said...

I try to recycle everything I can

This N That said...

Great poem...Yes, lot's of rubbish strewn all over the place...
Have a wonderful Easter!!

JFM said...

Love that poem!!! It is so true!!!
To bad that some politicians can't read!
It isn't all their fault. But when you are told that oil pipe lines can be run under rivers that are on Native American reservations or any body of water and that waste can be dumped into our rivers from factories and more, the problem grows to gargantuan proportions!!!

Okay...I am off my soapbox, for now~

only slightly confused said...

The world IS full of rubbish...unfortunately a lot of it is in our cupboards.

Lisabella Russo said...

What a well thought out poem, certainly we should be careful to not spread rubbish... Thanks for sharing it!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It makes us sad...and mad when we see trash at the Parks we visit. It's impossible to pick it up out of the swamps and is such an eyesore. Some things never change though! Hope you have a beautiful week! Hugs, Diane

William Kendall said...

It bothers me to see litter as well.

Martha said...

What a fun poem! I'm also bothered by litter. My husband and I always leave a place even cleaner than we found it. And we recycle whatever we can.

Susan A Eames said...

Great poem, but the serious side is that we have a worldwide rubbish problem that needs to be tackled. :(

Susan A Eames at
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Sandra Cox said...

So true, it's important to pick up after ourselves.
Did you see DMS's post about the woman from Gambia who started crocheting tossed plastic bags to improve the environment?

Anonymous said...

The poem is great and a reminder for each of us to take care of our planet.

I appreciate your blog friendship and wish you all a blessed Easter.

riitta k said...

Yes, the world is full of rubbish! I once saw a documentary, I think it was from Spain... The sea was so full of plastic rubbish, it was a real danger to the sea animals... So sad.

Happy Easter to you!

Revrunner said...

As "they" say, "One man's rubbish is another man's treasure." :-)

Snowbird said...

What a marvelous poem, I agree wholeheartedly on both counts!!! All we should ever leave behind is a

Magic Love Crow said...

I love this poem!! Have a great Easter!

Kezzie said...

Brilliant poem! I feel very strongly about rubbish and recycling!