Imagine. No plastic.

I saw a post on Instagram the other day by @imaginetheresnoplastic   a community art project & action that hopes to inspire people to rethink the straw. Their art project seems to be inspired by the Imagine Mosaic at the center of  Strawberry Fields in Central Park in New York.  They have cleverly created a similar mosaic using straws and plastic waste as the outer circle.

It gave me an ear worm though. I couldn’t get John Lennon’s Imagine out of my head, (Although, TBH, it’s Eddie Vedder’s version I love more. He’s hot at the best of times but this vid is next level ) 

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ITunes (Eddie Vedder/Imagine Cover)

 

Anyway, new lyrics wouldn’t leave me, so I wrote them down. I think there are too many verses to be authentic, but what are you going to do. At least they are not roaming free in my mind anymore. #MadnessTakesItsToll

 

Apologies to John Lennon

Imagine there’s no plastic

It’s tricky, but please try

No straws in sodas

No balloons in the sky

Imagine all the dolphins eating only fish

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Imagine plastic bottles

As relics of the past.

Nothing to clog the oceans

‘Cos trash forever lasts

Imagine all the turtles, swimming free of waste

*

You may say I’m a greenie

But I’m hoping you are one

Who hopes someday we will wake up

And all the plastic will be gone

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Imagine all the whales

Not dying on the beach

From ingesting plastic

Instead we’d see them breech

Imagine all the coffee, drunk without a lid

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You may say I’m a greenie

But I’m hoping you are one

And that soon you will refuse too

And all the plastic will be gone.

*

Imagine all the seabirds

Stomachs free of bags

Nothing to starve or choke them

All micro plastics banned

Imagine what a difference each of us could make

*

You may say I’m a greenie

And I’m hoping you are one

And that soon you will refuse too

And all the plastic will be gone.

 

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