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NOTE:  2022 06 18  09H06 EST  On Setting Foot in England for the First Time - 

On Setting Foot in England for the First Time


- I loved my time in England, don't get me wrong... just this side was really unexpected... 


Apologies to my English friends,

It's not to criticize your home,

But as a foreigner stepping foot

For the first time in your region,

I couldn't help myself feeling

Taken aback at how much litter

There is pretty much everywhere.


On the coach from Heathrow,

Looking out the window, first

Thing I noticed all along the sides

Of the motorway, piles of litter!     (but I mean piles!)

Bottles, cans, wrappers, bags,

All kinds of garbage, so much

Of it, it was arrestingly shocking.


I've never seen anything like it.

And being in towns turned out just

As noticeably littered everywhere.

I don't understand why it's in

Such a state, to be honest.

Where I live, there is litter,

But it's an occasional affair,


Not the norm of every space!

Sorry, but it was truly shocking.

When I go to different countries,

My time isn't spent on finding

Differences between my home

And the new region I'm in, but

This, it just hits you in the face,


It's just absolutely everywhere.

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Written on 2022-06-18 at 15:14

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