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Published:January 17th, 2013 11:18 EST
Another Day in Beijing

Another Day in Beijing

By Ed Roberts

Another Day in Beijing

 

Today

A building burned

For three hours

And no one saw

The smoke

 

Today

Children were kept

Inside

For their teachers feared

Outside

They could not breathe

 

Today

Not even the weathermen

Could tell you

Whether there was a single cloud

In the sky

 

Yes

Today

It was like far too many

Another day

In Beijing

 

Looking at the pictures

Watching film

As cars and people

All seem to disappear

Into the deep gray smog

I sit here haunted by a single thought

 

What goes up

Must always come down

 

Ed Roberts 

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/14/pollution-highlights-price-china-is-paying-for-rapid-development/