The Retired Bloke

When Plastic was Fantastic

When plastic was fantastic

It was all the rage

Thought it was the future 

A material here to stay

We loved the fact that straws could bend

Could be made clear, coloured and curly

Fish and chips in newspapers

Replaced by takeaways in trays

Drinks in plastic bottles

So easy to discard

Glass bottled milk

No longer clink clink

Gone forever almost extinct. 

We thought this was the future

We certainly didn’t foresee 

That all this crap 

Would eventually 

End up in the sea. 


  • Michael Edwards

    A good write - let's just hope sense prevails but I have my doubts.

  • fuche_bu

    We could have been recycling and reusing--good poem on a sad subject.

  • Goldfinch60

    Yes back in the day plastic seemed to be a life saver, it is now a life taker.

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