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Plastic's Peril: A Threat to Human Health

An scourge has come to light, a dire threat
To human health, a pernicious tide,
A toxic mix of plastics, small and light,
In veins and blood, where once it did abide.

A study of the veins of patients, most
Undergoing heart surgery, revealed
The presence of microplastics that boast
A danger to human health, unsealed.

The scientists found particles, some five,
In different polymers, all in vein tissue,
The greatest concentration, it's said, thrive
In synthetic paint, varnishes, and enamels, it's brisk.

In food packaging, adhesives, and more,
Microplastics pose a health threat, that's sure.

The implications of this discovery
Are yet unknown, and more research must be
Undertaken, to unravel the mystery
Of how these plastics affect our health, and guarantee

That future generations will not be
Threatened by our careless industry.

So let us act with haste and urgency
And work to find a solution, a way
To rid our world of this toxic legacy
Before it's too late, and we pay.

For our bodies were not meant to bear
The burden of these tiny plastic strands
Their presence in our veins is a scare
And we must take a stand.

We must push for change, a different approach
And call for companies to take responsibility
To seek out safer methods, to encroach
Upon a future free of plasticity.

For it's not just our health that's at stake
The future of our planet is at risk, we must not wait.

So let us raise our voices, loud and clear
And work together, year after year
To bring an end to this microplastic fear
And ensure a safer world for all, so very dear.

For every piece of plastic that we discard
Is a threat to our health, and to the earth
And every step we take to disregard
Is a step towards an uncertain worth.

It's time to rethink our way of life
And find alternatives that do not harm
To reduce the amount of plastic we use in strife
And help to heal the planet, to calm.

We must find new ways to package our food
And look for greener options in paint and glue
And work together, for a common good
To rid our world of microplastics, and be renewed.

For a healthier future is within our reach
We just need the will, and to take action, each.

So let us rise to this challenge, and be bold
And work to create a world free of plastic, untold.

We hold the power to shape our fate
And make the world a better place
It's up to us to legislate
And bring an end to this plastic waste.

We must educate and raise awareness
And encourage others to take part
To find new ways, with great fairness
To reduce our carbon footprint, to chart.

For the future is ours to create
And the impact we make today
Will be felt for generations to relate
And determine the world we hand down, to say.

So let us work together, hand in hand
And strive for a world that's cleaner, and grand.

For the sake of our health, and of the earth
It's time to take action, of immense worth.

About this poem

The poem sheds light on the dire threat posed by microplastics to human health. The poem highlights the findings of a study conducted by a team of scientists that revealed the presence of microplastics in the veins of patients undergoing heart surgery. The study shows that these microplastics, which are commonly found in synthetic paint, varnishes, enamels, food packaging, adhesives, and other products, pose a significant threat to human health. The poem expresses urgency in addressing the issue and calls for a change in approach, where companies are held accountable for finding safer methods of packaging and production. It emphasizes the need for individuals to take action by educating themselves and others and finding ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The poem also highlights the importance of finding alternatives to plastics and working together to create a cleaner and healthier world for future generations. The poem concludes by emphasizing the power individuals have to shape their fate and create a better world and the need to take immediate action to bring an end to the use of plastic waste. Overall, the poem highlights the need for individuals to take responsibility for the future of their health and the planet and to act with haste and urgency to bring about positive change. 

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Written on February 02, 2023

Submitted by Mawphniang_Napoleon on February 02, 2023

2:55 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 2,878
Words 576
Stanzas 21
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2, 2

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