Powerful Poems - Promote the #UNLITTER Movement
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September 17 midnight (PST)
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2023 winning poem
a world of grey slush
In a world where change does swiftly roam,
A tale of climate's shifting home,
With rising heat, it takes its toll,
On every living, breathing soul.
I once woke up to white winter morning's hush,
With frosty wonder, in nature's snowy blush,
But now I exist in a world of gray slush,
Where beauty in death has slowly slipped away.
Now wildfires rage with fierce, unyielding might,
Infernos of destruction, a darkening light.
Their flames devour forests once enchanted by spell,
A blazing reminder that nature is not hell.
Yet in boardrooms of giants, profits held on high,
Large corporations cast a shadowed sky,
As chemicals flow into waters pure and clean,
A poisoned stream of greed.
Species vanish, one by one,
Our neighborhoods are not suited for things that are fun.
A symphony of life undone,
A chorus lost, forever gone.
Yet hope remains, a guiding star,
If we unite, from near and far,
Pick up the litter, cleanse our hearts and minds,
For a brighter tomorrow, where all stars freely shine.
Theme + Originality
The theme of your poem
around the concept of
(internal & external)
specifically focusing on
the importance of
and promoting a
clean and sustainable habitat
to grow in & thrive in.
All entries must be original works created by the participants themselves. Plagiarism or the use of copyrighted material is strictly prohibited.
Guidelines + Deadline
READY TO SUBMIT?
You can submit as many original poems for the contest as you would like.
Poems can be written in any style or form (free verse, rhymed, haiku, etc.).
Each poem should be titled
No limit to length, 2 line minimum
Submissions should be written in English.
September 17, 2023 at midnight (PST)
Contact join@UNLITTER.org with any questions or concerns.
Poems should be submitted electronically via the form below
Please include your name, contact information (email) in order to receive the prize and recognition.