Blog 8 – Green Inferno

Take the first line of any of the poems that we have looked at today and write your own poem based on the idea in the line you have chosen.

Inspired by Les Murray’s “The Cool Green”


Money just a means to our ends?

Or a slippery slope leading to our end?


Working nine to five to stay alive

Or so we tell ourselves

Working everyday to survive

Are we really? Ask yourself.


Look at the stars, how lucky they are

Filling their hollow self with dollars

Friends or just materialistic leech? They’ll never know

The light inside, killed by man-made dark.


Asleep on the pavement, poor unfortunate souls

Having nothing but all the time in the world

Going nowhere except anywhere they want

Unbound by money, poor unfortunate souls.


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