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Got The T-Shirt: Plastic Bag Blues

Steph Spiers brings a memorable blues anthem to the much-maligned plastic bag. Someone should set this to music.

To read more of Steph's poems please click on http://www.openwriting.com/archives/got_the_tshirt/

Whod have thought carrying a plastic bag
could be as anti-social as having a fag?

Rejected like a Tibetan prayer flag
flapping in the branches of a tree,
while all they ever do is nag
on about having to pay a wretched 5p.

Whod have thought carrying a plastic bag
could be as anti-social as having a fag?

Spare a thought for the humble plastic bag,
a pariah for doing its bit for landfill.
Giving its all with handles that sag,
struggling n mauling shopping up hill.

Whod have thought carrying a plastic bag
could be as anti-social as having a fag?

Suspended from a thousand pushchairs,
n ridiculed by artwork from many a Wag
in advertising, displayed on moving stairs,
the butt of wisecracks from men in drag.

Whod have thought carrying a plastic bag
could be as anti-social as having a fag?

Superseded, replaced by stout canvas and rag
an end to eco-loathing from night until morn.
No more rips and tatters from every jag,
a fitting end to being crumpled, sworn at and torn.

Whod have thought carrying a plastic bag
could be as anti-social as having a fag?

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