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Artificial

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Enough fishing line
To snare, snag, entwine
Mountains of rope
To tie, knot and choke

Loose netting so unkind
Cause a ghost fishing bind
Plastic, metal, glass
Containers that will gash

Hooks, rods and reels
Sometimes random wheels
Tons of random trash
Thrown out with a splash

Enough marine debris
To make an artificial tree
Save a creature in the sea
Please dispose properly

In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge: Artificial

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2016 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

26 thoughts on “Artificial

  1. This is a fantastic way to demonstrate an important message! 🙂

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  2. Thanks. Yes, we have this in our lobby and it has gotten a lot of positive feedback. We have flyers on local trash clean ups too.

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  3. Love your message! The most polluted beach I’ve ever seen was near the airport in Incheon, South Korea. You couldn’t walk two steps without tripping over things that don’t belong in the oceans and rivers or on beaches. I don’t like fishing for a number of reasons, this one included! Thanks for reminding people.

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  4. Very nice poem and what a unique tree!!

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  5. Thank you. Our Marine Resources group put it together.

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  6. Thank you for being aware. I hardly ever go for a walk without taking a trash bag with me these days.

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  7. Well it is so unique and has such creativity – great idea (s)

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  8. This is awesome. The things people come up with this time of year are astounding! I wish I had the time to make my own tree.

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  9. Pingback: One Word Photo Challenge: Attic | Jennifer Nichole Wells

  10. Thank you! I don’t have time to do a tree at my house either so I am glad work looks festive.

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  11. You’re welcome 🙂 My job has two decorated trees. I have a small one at home I just finished decorating. So I hear you about the time factor!

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  12. I often pick litter up too! Europeans are so much better about this!

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  13. Yes they are. Some states like Maine are very good about it too but for the most part the US is pretty bad.

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  14. Very cool, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Amazing. Very cool that your work is doing this to highlight the subject. Also incredible the things people toss. I think I can see a nice fishing lure and a GI Joe doll in there! I like the link in your poem and I like that you have written it in rhymes. It is timely that you posted this because just yesterday I saw this:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3370235/The-ocean-VACUUM-sucks-rubbish-oil-waterways-2-500-Seabins-trap-floating-debris-coastlines.html

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  16. Thank you and thank you for sharing the link!

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  17. Great post!

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  18. Thank you “Someone”!

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  19. Well said and great project!

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