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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