When Will We Learn?


United States
36° 45' 25.8876" N, 84° 51' 24.4548" W

They live out their lives with no concern for the earth,
They mill about littering with carelessness and mirth.
We would rather toss a bottle in a common trash bin,
Than seek out the green containers that remind us our waste will be used again.
We Americans have grown to be so utterly wasteful.
I find this behavior sickening and distasteful.
When will these behaviors change; when will they learn,
That their pollution affects the earth, long after to it they have returned.

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