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What do you think this is, a rubbish bin?

This is the sea…

This is the Mother…

This is the Child,

The cradle of humanity.

This is the sea.

And you,





are killing her…



Self-serving capitalists,

Money hungry,

Money grabbing,

Steal the light,

Leave many crying…

Others brainless follow,

and what you do they do,

they are far more worse than you.

No thought of caring for the Earth,

these folk were flawed from birth.

Jet planes flying for short hops,

why not just take a train and stop polluting our blue skies?

I know why.

Because your miserable little life you think is so important,

you put yourself before the wonders of our world,

your black heart is the reason for everyone’s pain.

So stay far from our seas and oceans,

they’re not your rubbish bin,

because the things you are,

and the things you’ve been,

are despicable and horrible,

one you’ll pay the price

for what you’ve done to us.

C.2021, Francis Bravo Cabrera, 04 AUG 2021


  1. azurea20 · August 4

    Estamos matando el Planeta y nos estamos matando nosotros porque somos uno con el Planeta. Bien por tu poema.

  2. Brad Osborne · August 4

    Wonderfully said, my friend! We are the petulant children of a Mother who loves us in spite of ourselves.

  3. beth · August 4

    we are already beginning to pay the price for their actions

  4. equipsblog · August 4

    Our planet of first, last, and only resort.

  5. spwilcen · August 4

    Not part of the solution, you are of course part of the problem. And to do what you do out of ignorance is no excuse. Well done, sir!

    • Thank you SP! Went sailing today in the Aegean Sea, stopped at some small, rather remote islands and myself and my friends gathered over 30 plastic water bottles people had just left on the shores of the rocky beaches! Ignorance and arrogance combined. A most pitiful combination. Good to hear from you, hope you are well and all the best to you.

  6. Roser · August 4

    Una reivindicació molt necessària! 🌊

  7. Easymalc · August 4

    Don’t start me off Francesc. I’m trying to have a nice day.

    • Never Malc, would never dream of ruining your day. Actually I just got back, in time for wine time, I sailed the Aegean today and now I look as red as a shrimp! 🦐

      • Easymalc · August 4

        LOL – or even as red as a glass of Retsina 🙂

      • Retsina! Some of it is not bad…cheers Malc!

      • Easymalc · August 4

        And some of it isn’t too great either 🙂 Cheers Francesc

      • You’re right, definitely not my choice if I can avoid it…

  8. janetsm · August 4

    Well said, Francisco. It is a crime what humans have done to the oceans, and future generations will pay the price.

    • Yes, you are so right Janet, this madness of plastic has to end. Back before the 80’s no one ever even thought they would buy water! Then it got trendy to walk around with a plastic bottle of water, now it’s destroying our world! Let’s all go back to thermos for our hot or cold drinks! As an aside I must say Janet that your words, although written, ring in my ears about writing and yesterday finally I begun the poetry book. It’s in Spanish and the translation of the title is “a black ray of sunshine” and it’s about those that have suffered the tyranny imposed by dictatorial and totalitarian governments. I hope I can get much of it done while here in Turkey before I go back to Spain and present it to an editor. Thank you so much for the encouragement! All the best!

  9. ourcrossings · August 4

    Such a fantastic poem, Francisco! 🙂 We all rely on the ocean, whether we know it or not. We eat fish from the ocean, we breathe the oxygen it gives off, we feel the warmth of its huge currents. Without a healthy ocean, humans cannot thrive, and that’s why it is shocking to see the ongoing plastic crises and people littering beaches all over the world. Nature is stretching to breaking point. If we don’t stop, the ocean could be drastically changed within our lifetimes. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

    • Thank you Aiva. What you’ve said is very true, but I guess ignorance and selfishness goes before prudence and caring, unfortunately. Yesterday I went snorkelling around some pretty secluded little islands in the Aegean Sea, and my friends and I collected so many plastic bottles, both from the shores and from the shallow bottom that it was incredible to us. People can be such pigs! Unbelievable! But nature is fighting back and if things don’t change, nature will certainly wipe us out. Not even the most advanced technology can stop the force of nature. Take good care Aiva and all the best!

      • ourcrossings · August 5

        Well done for collecting those plastic bottles! Yes, I have to agree with you, Francisco – people can be such pigs! 🤗🤗🤗

      • Without a doubt Aiva! Cheers

  10. magickmermaid · August 5

    Excellent poem! The plastic plague is killing the oceans.

  11. magickmermaid · August 6

    Reblogged this on MagickMermaid.

  12. TasView (Tone) · August 8

    Hi, I read your heartfelt words through MagickMermaid’s share, brilliant! We’ll all pay the price of the greedy and stupid but the Earth will reset itself and go on as it has before, some of us might even make it through. All the best, greetings from Tasmania.

  13. markbierman · August 17

    Well said.

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