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Ode to Recycled Homes (Fall 2009 Article)

I saw you in the news-
Steel home, savior of our environment!
O, celestial shipping container,
repellant of
Water, shrinker of my ecological
footprint.
O! Respite from termites,
Thou used to carry cargo around
the world,
Now thy walls envelop my little living
room –
A strong beacon of inspiration for
Those who saw a safe and green home within
thy formidable walls.
Fair thee well, O recycled glory
Illustrious creation of a beneficent maker
Mother nature thanks thee. For
The energy saved by transforming you into a home
Can power a standard 70 watt light bulb, and
Reduce mine own energy footprint by 95%!
Because our beloved country
Exports more than it imports
Thou art readily available-
Making you a home costs less than disposing of you
By the dreaded hand of the incinerator!
Thy low maintenance enchants me,
A saving grace keeping,
sustaining our green earth.
O! Recycled home.
– Amie Baumwell

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