Costing the earth

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch some bottled water
Drank it through a plastic straw
Cost more than it oughta.

They drank it up and home did trot
As fast as they could caper
Why must water cost the earth?
It gets me in a vapour.

All the plastic that we use
Has to go to landfill
Or means a fish, perhaps a bird
Will suffer fate quite dreadful.

Water,water everywhere
Why the need for plastic?
Forget Jack’s pail just turn a tap
Doesn’t sound too drastic.

Jack came tumbling down the hill
Jill came tumbling after
Drinking bottled water still?
Doesn’t get much dafter.


5 thoughts on “Costing the earth

  1. I enjoyed this, Andrew, both the form and the sentiment. You may like to check on my own blogs next week as I am offering a series on pastiche verse. I would welcome more of your own offerings.


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