Posted in Haiku, July 2018

Straw Talk

Paper Straw in a Plastic Cup
Paper Straw in a Plastic Cup

It’s been said that which

Goes around comes around

Paper Straws arise.

Haiku

Paper Straws are all the rage now. They are being manufactured in all sorts of cutesy colors, sizes and designs.

Those seeking to stop plastic pollution have started a movement to ban plastic straws by introducing paper straws, marketing them as eco-friendly, good for the environment and cheap to purchase. Restaurants are jumping on the band wagon to introduce them to their customers as a unique addition to their drink menus, even though the drinks might be still served in plastic takeout cups, the paper straw is indeed biodegradable.

And though I am very much a supporter of protecting the environment and limiting plastic pollution I just cannot make myself enjoy drinking from a paper straw.

Perhaps it’s because I am, as they say nowadays, “old school”.

I grew up drinking from paper straws. For 16 years paper straws were all I ever knew, and then in the 1960’s the plastic straw was invented and paper straws were forgotten—until now.

It’s just too bad that we as a people have so misused the plastic straw to such an extent that it has become a problem and is our ocean’s number one enemy!

Our beaches are littered with plastic and most of it is in the form of straws which get washed into the ocean and harm the marine life.

It really is something that needs to be addressed, and corrected, it’s just sad that we as a people have to revert to using something less favorable to accomplish that.

So, though I agree we have a environmental problem, I am not in favor of paper straws. But…sigh…I will use them to help save our ocean and environment from further harm.

Some Links for further info:

Plastic Straw Ban

Ban Plastic Straws Just Don’t Use Paper One’s

Posted in July 2018, Senryu

Life’s Basics

Primary Colors, Red, Yellow, Blue

Always mind your manners

My Mother used to say

Primary colors

Senryu

Manners are like primary colors, there are certain rules and once you have these you merely mix, i.e., adapt, them to meet changing situations. —Emily Post

Posted in July 2018, Syllabic Verse

The Light of the Gospel

Candle light

Light, radiating,

Reflecting His image,

Casts luminous glow,

Dispelling darkness.

Glorious Gospel

Of Jesus The Christ

Syllabic Verse (5 syllables)

Jesus Christ is the True Light but

…the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV