Thursday, 9 October 2008

A Poem about Rubbish

I heard on the radio earlier that today is National Poetry Day. Indeed I am not a poet and oh yes I know it, but somehow I just couldn't resist.

So, sit back while I torture you with my own contribution.


IT'S A FUNNY OLD THING IS MY RUBBISH

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
It breeds and breeds on its own
I chuck it all in
a huge wheelie bin
Then into a lorry it’s thrown!

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
It springs up from a place called thin air
It gradually appears
and then DISappears
As if it had never been there.

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
It all got too much to take
So I reduced what I bought
and decided I ought
Finish off all the meals that I make

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
I recycle much more than I did
I’m not sure how
but I’ll take a bow
Cos I can finally close my bin lid

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
I no longer create much at all
64 grams it all weighs
with trash from the last seven days
I’ve now got a bin that’s as slim as it’s tall

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
And I’ll tell you this in haste
It’s certainly no trick
and I’m no Clever Dick
It’s all thanks to what we call Zero Waste

It’s a funny old thing is my rubbish
It's even got a new name
It’s no longer rubbish of course
It’s now a RESOURCE
So to send it to landfill’s a shame.

They're funny old things are my resources
They now hang about for all to see
On a hook on my wall
And in bags in the hall
For me to take to the HWRC!

It's a funny old thing is my rubbish
HWRC is what we once called the tip
But it's no longer a dump
so in the car you should jump
It's most definitely worth the trip.

It's a funny old thing is my rubbish
The whole thing now drives me insane
But I think it's time
that I should stop this rhyme
Before I get accused of becoming inane!

It's a funny old thing is my rubbish...................!




Created in a moment of madness on Thursday 9th October 2008 for National Poetry Day

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4 comments:

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee, you have me inspired for a Poetry Day effort. Fab poem lovely. :D

Danda said...

It's a funny nice poem! Really!
But... what is HWRC? Sorry... my English is so limited!
LOL

Danda xxx

Tracey Smith said...

Missus - that's pure genius - now go for a lay down.... LOLOLOL...

TSx

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Hi Jo - thanks honey. Must say I like yours too. Yours is pants, mine's rubbish. Wow we make a great team ;-D

Hi Danda - thank you. Don't worry, your English is great. The HWRC stands for Household Waste Recycling Centre, the new term for dump ;-D

Hi Tracey - LOL, cheers my dear - am feeling better having had a rest...no risk of rhyming today :-D x

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