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Who Gives A Frack

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Below is the poem entitled Who Gives A Frack which was written by poet Mandy Tams The Golden Girl. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Who Gives A Frack

There’s gas in them there seams
So the scientists seem to think
All they have to do to get it is
 Dig the holes, then sink

Sink down hydraulic drills 
Force mixture under high pressure into the cracks
All the gas then seeps upwards 
And that’s what they call the fracks

Fracking is new big business
They say fracking is here to stay
Blackpool had its tower
But has the tower had its day?
 
With a little fracking here
   and a little fracking there
The gas it rises to the top, 
   do they catch it in the air?


When they pressure shoot the mixture
And the ground does bang and shake
As the fracks travel through the ground
Does it cause a new earthquake? 

Never mind the ghost ride
Or the mouse trap racing round
With a little bit of fracking
Will it all fall down?

No more Blackpool illuminations
No more trams or central pier 
When the scientists start their fracking
Will the frackers shed a tear?

They say there are no earth tremors
It does not cause new cracks
In other words poor Blackpool
The scientists don’t give a frack…

Do the politicians listen?
Do they bother what people feel or think?
You only know where moneys involved
They will let the frackers sink


As long as they are comfortable
 and they themselves suffer no lack
 One thing about the politicians is, 
         they never give a frack…

© GG 13/08/2013


Fracking is forcing under high pressure a mixture or water sand and chemicals into the ground fracturing rock to release its gas, everywhere they try it is seems to cause earth tremors, they say there is no definitive proof but do they care when money is involved.

Blackpool suffered two quakes causing them to stop the fracking for a while but they want to start again.o my question is once more 'Who gives a frack?

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  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:33:00 AM
    I Do!

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 3:59:00 AM
    - A poem which was pleasant and interesting to read, Mandy - All the best to you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Very informative write Mandy, I have missed your poetry lately, how are you feeling? Hope everything is all right drop me a soupy if you have time love xxx

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 2:56:00 PM
    I love how you inserted giving a frack into this one. it is certainly descriptive of what they really feel for the rest of humanity, Mandy!

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 7:56:00 AM
    Hey love this Mandy, although written with your wonderful sense of humour, one can see the serious side to what you write also,,, i would love to see this in free verse as well....

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 8/14/2013 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you for your confidence in me, you never know I may take up free verse especially if it has bits and pieces lol xx
    horsman Avatar harry horsman
    Date: 8/14/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oh yes you are, just look at what you write, with out an equal ending, life's like that never equal, just bits and pieces, you know all about Bits and Pieces....
    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 8/14/2013 8:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi thanks harry but you know I am no good at free verse. xx
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Interesting topic and entertaining too...very nice Mandy...

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 8/14/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna xx
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:01:00 PM
    Think people, think! Great challenge!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 8/14/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wish more thought went into things Gerald , thanks for reading xx
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 3:59:00 PM
    excellent poem, mandy! you've raised some important points here and have done so very well. i love the play on words with "frack." too!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 8/14/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene I will be back to commenting more soon I love your stuff and I have been reading just not commenting much my time being eaten by many many problems xx