By Hugo, age 12
The sapphire surface of the water
Shimmers with dazzling beauty.
Fish frolic free of human slaughter
Doing their algae-eating duty.
Coral reefs wave their vibrant arms
Where red crabs quickly scuttle.
Starfish sit nice and calm
And tiny clownfish bustle.
Some sea animals are unfortunate
Being chomped on by a predator.
Others are constantly accurate
To be a food competitor.
However, peace does not always sustain
In our biosphere’s ocean.
The ocean loses its powerful reign
And humans release an evil potion.
A tide of rubbish thunders in
Where huge nets and plastic swirl around.
Make a sharp crackling sound.
Vibrant fish are caught in the nets
So thrash around in pain.
Coral reefs are in threat
From their plastic-illness gain.
Fish don’t frolic anymore,
In their precious coral reef home.
Never once since then has sunlight been seen before
From the life in that biome.