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Who Should We Blame

Soccer moms need gas each day 
To move their vans along the way.

How can a jet leave contrail lines
Without the fuel to fly so high?

Little did the Ford man know
How fast the number of cars would grow.

750 million today
To double in 30 years they say.

This thirsty world requires a drink
350 million barrels per month, I think.

So when an oil spill makes us mad,
When oil stained beaches make us sad,

We shouldn't blame the companies
That try so hard to meet our needs.

Or curse our government and president,
When we see where the spilled oil went.

They'll work together best they can,
New laws and money to clean the sand.

New technology will be invented
To contain the leaks when they are vented.

If you look for whom to blame,
His name and yours may be the same.

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 7/6/2010 1:47:00 AM
    Oh yes, as consumers of oil, we have to share the blame, Ray. Very insightful commentary in your poem. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 7:38:00 AM
    This nice. we are all to be blamed.

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 7:31:00 AM
    Very well written, Ray!!! It is now obvious to quickly install renewable energy supplies!!! Off shore drilling must be abolished!!! Oil is to valuable to just burn ist as so many different products are made on the basis of crude ouil. I doubt that even another bore to alleviate the leaking pipe will be successfu!...Thank you for this poem and thank you also for your comments. Have a great weekend!...Gert

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 1:06:00 AM
    Very true words Ray.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 12:42:00 PM
    A powerful write Ray and much to ponder in your lines is a tragedy that has affected so many and will for some time... may an answer come sooner and faster than this current approach .. nice write partner... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 12:01:00 PM
    I really like this poem, Ray. Very nice written and with an awesome ending. Ruben.