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Science Poems about our

Natural World 

O X Y G E N

By Josie Whitehead

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See also this poem:  The Air We Breathe

O2

O X Y G E N

By Josie Whitehead

Oxygen

What’s in the air that we can’t feel
     And cannot even see?
Yet, even though you'll hear no sound,
     It’s there for you and me.

Without it fires would soon go out
     And living things would die.
It lives in both the sea and earth,
     And up there in the sky.

It’s vital for the health of all;
    Without it we’d be dead.
Our hearts are pumping it around
    And through our veins it’s fed.

The subject, yes, is oxygen - 
     And for all of us, it's free.
All living things depend on it,
      Including plants and trees.   

Our bodies are filled to the brim 
    With this essential fuel.
You use it when you play at home
    And whilst you learn at school.

It’s lucky that upon this earth
    We have a good supply

And, whilst you think about these facts,
    I’ll wish you all goodbye.


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