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   The sun touches the lake with its fingers of light,

Beginning the day and ending the night.

The lake stands alone in the cold morning air,

Silently sitting, like it had not a care.



A beautiful sight it is to behold,

But there lies a story, yet to be told.

Deep in the lake's depths no fish can reside,

There, no man can swim and all plant life has died.

Humans have dumped in their poisons of death,

Ending forever each animal's breath.



So when stopping to look and behold such a sight,

Do not be deceived by its wonder and might.

For it holds a secret too horrid to tell,

Where men used to swim and fish used to dwell.

Of creatures that drank of its water, so clear,

And plants that had grown from the bottom, so near.



But now, looking out, you see not a bird,

Not man or a deer, not a sound to be heard.

No fish breaks the surface of the mirroring glass,

Not one lilypad floats on the lakefront, so vast.



Pollution is killing our rivers and lakes,

And our oceans' lives, slowly it takes.

We can stop this pollution, give our lakes a rebirth,

So lets clean our planet, let's clean our earth.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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