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Humanity's Innuendo

Ecosystems are being strained
We stand alone as the culprit
Every night when I have prayed
I wake up and see they've botched it

In less than a year from now
It will reach the Atlantic
Dolphins, crabs and the sea foul
Will die before we panic

These black tides will devour
Killing pristine mating ground
Poison our shores every hour
Shutting our blue oceans down

Finger pointing will continue
Cleanups impossible, they say
Humanity's  innuendo
Is riding on the tides today

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  1. Date: 6/18/2010 8:24:00 AM
    Your poetic words express my fears so well, Mitch. But it's time to stop finger pointing and concentrate on plugging the leak. Lord help us if the cleanup truly is impossible. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:51:00 PM
    small steps help in the clean up!!

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 7:25:00 AM
    It's interesting to see how what was once "Black Gold" is now "Black Tide." One must wonder how people could come to misuse such a valuable asset. Great job! Joseph

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 5:27:00 PM
    Great wake-up write about the oil spill..I haven't listened to the news in two days so I don't know if they have come up with a solution yet or not...Thanks for stopping by and reading my work about come and retire with me ....I can't retire either for I am a homemaker and it has to be made everyday...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 12:40:00 PM
    Powerful words in those last two lines....and so frightenly true....the careless touch of man rides on the tides of our poor earth. Well done, Mitch....sadly said, but real and timely.

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 11:36:00 AM
    This is a calamity of profound proportions and it is the fault of greedily going forward before all precautions were in place. You say it well. Thank you foryour comments on my Parody. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 7:03:00 AM
    Nice thoughts well expressed on the state of current news