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Justified Homicide

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This is an old poem, but when i read i this evening it fuelled my fires again and cast my mind back to the Piper Alpha oil rig Disaster where many men lost their lives. Politicians were lining up to speak on tv - including the then Prime Minister with a "tear" in her eye. It made me terribly angry then too... 

the whole oil industry and health and safety was revolutionised as a consequence. Still the anger remains.. and I am not a grudge holder....

Justified Homicide

While words roll on and cameras turn
The sea beats the "saviours" and the fires burn
Within the depths of the watery grave
Of men not old, not young, not brave.

Just normal men who had a life
A child or two, a home, a wife.
No super powers did they possess
To live this way - before this mess.

Remember too, this is not the first!
Nor the last while there are those who thirst
For power, for profit, and social aplomb
From their share in extracting hydrocarbon!!!!!!
					15 July 1988

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Date: 9/5/2014 6:46:00 PM
How quickly we forget, as long as the car starts every morning. I applaud your bringing this up again, and a nice poem as well. BG
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