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7th Grade Poetry Portfolio: Ekphrastic

Perhaps the ocean is tired.


Of course I’m tired.

I am tired

of oil spills

and pollution

in my once crystal clear water.

It is no longer

so crystal clear.

All these people

come to play on my beaches

but they also

pollute them.

Why they are shocked when they are ruined

I do not know.

Why they cry when yet another beach is closed

I do not know.

They cannot truly feel the pain

of seeing their waters so dirty

of seeing their inhabitants die slowly

And knowing you can do


Perhaps, indeed.

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