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Gulf spill

The gods of oil have reigned downed their wrath,
For which we have not begun to see the aftermath.
For thousands of miles balls of tar will wash upon a virgin beach.
It will be felt around the world, every place that water will reach.
And every land and all men will feel the devastation.
In a disaster that has an unknown rate of acceleration.
Take this warning to heed,
In this epidemic, our children will pay for our greed.
And their children will toil under the sun,
For the things we have and have not done.
It seems foolish to me that we can put a man on the moon.
But can not keep crude out of a Louisiana lagoon.
And we will be mocked for our ignorance by our sons and daughters,
For blindly poising our own waters.
BP’s offshore drilling,
They never worried, they were making a killing.
I want to know where was the plan of  action,
Will we all suffer the burden of their infractions.
So, we all wait while BP try.
And every minute , every hour, more peoples livelihood die.
And were losing ground, hand over fist.
Peoples lives are at stake, because the waters can’t be fished.
You only thought the unemployment rate was high before.
Now what of all the people who made their living on the gulf shore.
What do we tell them about their live retrieval.
Tell them to stand in a line marked,
Unemployed by environmental upheaval 






Sarah Comstock
6-6-10

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  1. Date: 6/7/2010 9:36:00 AM

    i like this one

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 9:05:00 AM

    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Sarah. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 5:10:00 AM

    Content excellent! Form rhyme. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 10:15:00 PM

    Sarah, such tragedy is a very hard thing to bring into words, you have done a fine job. Thank you for your comment I take it as a great complement, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 6/6/2010 7:55:00 PM

    Very compelling poem, Sarah. The oil has been headed our way for a while and should arrive on our beaches tomorrow...just nine miles away now. The economic impact is incalculable, but the toll on the environment is even more depressing. You did a great job explaining all of the things that will be affected by this tragedy. Best wishes in the contest, Carolyn