When I was a kid I
used to play here. This is what's left of The Middlesex Canal in
eastern Massachusetts. The canal was once the main shipping route from
Boston to Lowell.
When I played here, the barges were gone but the railroad still roared
by. The canal was wide and full of fish. Water lillies bloomed and
snapping turtles that wouldn't fit in a bathtub lay in the sun.
Now the place is choked with trash and filled with algae bloom fed by
Miserable houses and barking dogs line the banks of my youth.
been a change in the attitude of Americans regarding their countries
natural resources. Trash is everywhere and I truly hate it.
Tossing a television into the water is an act of hate. A mean spirited
act that can only be described as repulsive.
I saw two televisions tossed into the water on my recent trip back
home. Fast food garbage, trash bags, construction
material and styrofoam packaging are popular items to throw away.