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Your Poem of the Month – September 2022

A popular feature in Good Times magazine is the Poetry page, where we showcase works written and submitted by our readers. Mary Gate’s “The Environmentalist Crow” appeared in the September 2022 issue.

The Environmentalist Crow

Caw! Caw! Caw! Here comes that big, noisy crow,
Black feathers fluffled out like he has someplace to go.
He coasts around up high on thermal circles of air,
Looking down at the ground for something to eat down there. He’s lucky today—the humans have thrown away a lot of scraps, Enough for him to call his friends and feed them, perhaps.

Keep an eye on that steak on your barbecue—
He can snatch it away before you can say Shoo! He got in trouble with a small mother bird one day. He thought he’d rob her nest, but no way;
The squawking little bird chased the big bird away.

Now this bird is not all bad; he does good things for you. He helps tidy up the roads—ditches and sidewalks, too. Because of the crow, we can enjoy a cleaner place.
We throw away so much trash, it’s simply a disgrace. The crow’s an environmentalist and does what he can
To keep our planet clean, according to God’s plan.
So let’s all pitch in and help—be environmentalists, too.
We know where the waste bins are, and everyone will be proud of you! Caw! Caw! Caw!

Mary Gate

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