A Bag Is For Life
A BAG IS FOR LIFE!
The posters scream
Meat, raw and bloody
Falls from re used carriers
Thin with over use
Onto the wet car park.

A BAG IS FOR LIFE!
Buy one today!
Screams the sign
By the check out till
As it eats up the pounds
From overloaded trolleys

A BAG IS FOR LIFE!
Made of sackcloth and ashes.
Why ashes? The remnants of life.
Because today, I saw,
Image's of the Bosnian war;
Body upon body, upon body
Buried in plastic bags;
And I wanted to scream,
A BAG IS FOR LIFE!





Footnote; this poem was inspired
by images from the Bosnian war,
taken By Giles Penfound. The images
I saw affected me deeply and this
poem was written.