Magazine article Women & Environments International Magazine

Cover Up the Blue

Magazine article Women & Environments International Magazine

Cover Up the Blue

Article excerpt

Azure skies, arid plains; that still beauty

Breathtaking vast expansions of time

First impression on most of us

Hidden secret killer dust

Unseen fibre destroying lungs

Of impoverished peoples unsung

What air they breathe of fibres blue

Exposed for years as children young

Then Suddenly struck! pain attacking

Sad faces, pallor a greyish hue

And bureaucrats ignore their plight

Asbestuis okay! its asthma or TB

Surreal world of theirs to cover shame

Fat cats gaining with greed of gold

Workers! do they care of them

Women, children; men; starving sick

Killing masses by the score

More! More!! More and more

What can be done?

World environmentalists must impress

All nations North, East, South and West

Action now must be given

Saving victims an early heaven

And we must campaign on

Awareness high profile

The blue silent dust will blow across the plains meanwhile

30 July. …

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