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Beautiful Profits

Slam entry for contest

Being british through and through, what the hell!
Even here in England I smell the crude slick smell.
British Petroleum, BP, yes I said it!
Feeling to blame for the fat cats messed up S##t!

I’m sure that the story here is only half told 
News dies off fast when all the papers are sold!
£13 billion pounds to “compensate” the damage
That’s ok then?! Let’s relax and have a cheese sandwich!

How sad, Mr BP losing his job, he’ll have to sell his Rolls Royce
Lets be honest, he’s not gonna line up for a job through choice!
13 million barrels leaked, no wonder a gallon is £6
At that price it amazes me how they afford to get a plane off the ground!

Lets go on holiday…not to America though, why though?
Embarrassed to be fair. I shouldn’t be that much I know. 
‘The dead sea’, full of oil, not the one that replenishes skin!
‘Sea of death’, full of hurt,…oh, hello Mr BP, your money is gonna wear thin!


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  1. Date: 8/17/2010 7:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this powerful and cleverly written poem, Gareth! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 4:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on another big win Gareth! A wonderful entry and so happy to see it in the winner's circle. Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 10:30:00 AM
    Congratulations Gareth on your win in S K A T 's contest "Oil Spilled Out Anger ". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 8:02:00 AM
    Congrats Gareth on your big win in Irma's contest with this exceptional write and super win today.. enjoy your sweet victory my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 12:59:00 AM
    forgot to rate Sorry. Harry

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 12:58:00 AM
    excellent stuff Gareth, you 've said it all, they have been ripping off the planet, including us for years, sordid profits. and the governments have joined the party also, shame on them all. Congratulations on your win. Harry

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 10:11:00 PM
    Gareth, congratulations on your win with this strong, stinging Slam! Great lines here~Chris

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 6:23:00 PM
    WoW! Gareth, WHAT AN EXPRESSION! TY 4 ENTERING MY CONTEST**SKAT

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 6:01:00 PM
    AWesome entry , Gareth. and so nice to see you back! LUv, Andrea