COASTAL EROSION ~ A 77 Acrostic Sonnet !






C OASTS  are so important in the UK

O PEN to the Atlantic Ocean ~ West

A ND the North Sea on the East ~ and to the

S TORMY  English Channel on the South side 

T HE UK's a triangle ~ surrounded

A LL SIDES by water ~ which both protects ~ but

L ASHES  us with waves ~ every DAY & NIGHT !


E ROSION  is inevitable on

R UGGED  coasts ~ so exposed to the Oceans

O UR houses are falling into the sea

S TORMS are more severe ~ Sea levels rising 

I T IS DUE to Global Warming ! Sand Dunes

O N  West Coast of England ~ twenty-one miles

N OW threatened ~ lost habitats and species !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX


This Poem is a Blank Verse 77 Sonnet ~ in Acrostic form ~ OK


The UK has more exposed coastline (per land area) than any

other Country in Europe. The next 50 years will be a crucial daily

battle against Coastal Erosion ~ Please be as GREEN as you can ! 

  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 29th, 2017 03:41
  • Comment from author about the poem: Please remember ~ wherever you live in the Global Village (Planet Earth !) your CO2 emissions affect every cubic meter of the atmosphere causing Global Warming due to the well established Greenhouse Effect ! This causes sea levels to rise ~ due to global warming ~ and more severe storms and hurricanes on our coasts. The UK is especially vulnerable due to its very high Coast to Land Area ratio ! I have just visited the 21 miles of sand dunes on the N W ~ Coast of England ~ which is an important "Area of Natural Beauty" between the important Tourist Centres of Liverpool (home of the Beatles etc) and Southport ! The "Dunes" have a wide variety of halophytes (salt loving plants) and Red Squirrels in the Pine Forests planted to hold back erosion. We can all help to prevent Global Pollution ~ each individual is responsible so ~ by being GREENER it does make difference ! If you live in KENTUCKY (USA) your house won't fall into the sea ~ but if you drive a gas~guzzler (instead of riding a bike !) you might cause my Mum's house (in S E England !) to fall into the North Sea. Because C02 is a gas it doesn't need a passport to cross National Boundaries ! My C02 also reaches Kentucky quicker than the BEA flight to Louisville ! Comments welcome ~ Pure Air Love ~ BRIAN XOX Apologies to Louisvillians ~ but I give a talk on "KENTUCKY ~ A TYPICAL AMERICAN STATE" and I did order KFC for Dinner (7pm) last night !
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  • Michael Edwards

    Welcome back and a great warning - why does no one in power take this seriously enough I ask.


      Thanks MICHAEL ~ There are those in Authority who believe it\'s part of a Natural Cycle and others who say "Why bother an individual can\'t make any difference" ~ but we can. People in their 30\'s will still be alive in 2060 when things could be a lot worse environmentally. Also you can get inversions ~ sudden changes (for the worse) and the planet could become uninhabitable for H. Sapiens and there is nowhere else to go ! Watch this Space ! Good to be back ~ BRIAN

    • WriteBeLight

      Glad to see you are back Brian! Great write!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        THANKS HONEY ~ pleased you liked it ! In the UK w are never more than 90 miles from the Coast so we are all aware of the changes ! Nice to be back on line with my Friends ~ Natural Hugs ~ BRIAN

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks "O" what you say is true. For thousands of years MAN lived in harmony (equilibrium) with Nature and the CO2 produced by the FAUNA ans Volcanoes etc was processed by the plants and converted (together with H2O into carbohydrates (food) and OXYGEN ! About 200 years ago The Industrial Revolution started and deforestation and the CO" increased form 250 ppm to over 400 ppm ~ which resulted in Global Waming ~ ice cap melt ~ sea level rise. This is GAIA fighting back to restore equilibrium ! As you say the PLANET will become uninhabitable for MAN and there is nowhere else to go. Personally I try to reverse this by being GREENER ~ OK ~ BRIAN

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          H SAPIENS occupies a very important niche in NATURE ! Because we have super-intelligence we have been bale to harness the natural resources of Planet Earth and through technology we have been able to inhabit the Whole Earth and even the Moon and possibly Mars ? But of course we cannot outwit GAIA who is eternal (in terms of a human life span ~ now set @125 max !) Like HAMAN (Bible ~ Book of Esther) we may end up hoisted by our own Technological Petard ! Thanks for you insight ! BRIAN

        • Angel Smileyface

          Nice to see that your back you are always so nice and im looking forward to seeing more of your posts,

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks ANGEL ~ for your encouraging remarks ~ I always do my best ! Pleased you enjoyed it ~ Hugs BRIAN

          • orchidee

            About that global warming - did ya have ya hat, coat, and gloves on last week, on ya field trip?! Bbrrrr! Bet it warms up now you're back - indoors?!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks STEVEN ! I thought with it being the NW Coast it would be as cold and as wet a the forecast. In th even it didn't rain and it was about 10C (= 50F). It was quite windy so hat & gloves needed ~ Yours BRIAN

            • Fay Slimm.

              Good to have you back again Brian and the warning acrostic shows how close we all are to the effects of damage by coastal erosion - - becoming more aware and being as green as we can will be part of the battle to come on this island. Thanks for the needed reminder dear friend.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks for your comment FAY ~ much appreciated ~ Yours B.

              • Goldfinch60

                Good write and so true. Those that can do anything about this do not seem to care.

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Well I monitor erosion as part of my job "Teaching Students on an Environmental Courses" The Agencies are aware but it costs money to reverse the ravages of NATURE on our Coasts. BRIAN

                • Christina8

                  Great job on this acrostic. Very informative. I'm as green as I can be but I know we can all do better. Glad you are back and writing more sonnets and poems! I can tell this is a very serious subject especially for you. Hugs-Christina

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks CHRIS ~ as i have explained Global Warming and Sea level Rise is a much bigger problem in the UK tan the USA. One of the "100 Problems with Trump" is that he is NOT a conservationist so the USA will be less GREEN under his Presidency. It is a serious subject ! Green Hugs ~ BRIAN

                  • jlortiz84

                    SO many people advert their eyes to our damaged earth. While there may be a cycle that she is going through, we are hurting her more and more every day for the sake of our "progress". We are killer her and therefore ourselves.

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