Thursday, December 27, 2007

12 Gifts of the Ocean

An Environmentalist's Lament

On the Twelve Days of Christmas
the Ocean Sent to Me:

Candy Wrapper

12 Candy Wrappers
Eleven Feet of Rope

Yellow rope on beach

Ten Bottle Caps
Nine Bits of Plastic

Pink and green plastic

Eight Yards of Hose

Tangled tubing

Seven Tampon Applicators

Yuck

Six Plastic Bottles
Five Children’s Toys

Plastic toy

Four Cans of Beer
Three Assorted Sandals

Girl's Sandal

Two Pints of Liquor

One Pint Bottle

and a Light Bulb in a Fir Tree

Old Light Bulb

Let's all make a New Year's Resolution to try a bit harder.

6 comments:

Kathe said...

*laughing* Hayley and I both love it!

witnessing am i said...

Yes, I will try harder, on so many accounts. Thank you for such a clever and wonderous reminder.

Happy New Year.

Rayne said...

Oh, wow! That is awful! I can't believe there was a whole garden hose in there! Incredible.

Chris in Oxford said...

That's one of the best holiday messages I've seen this year! It's a shame that we've made our oceans a dumping ground for all of our rubbish. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I like it, but... thats not a light bulb, I think it is a crack pipe.

sarala said...

Sorry Anonymous but I got up close to it. It was a light bulb.