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Friday, June 25, 2010

THE OIL SPILL TRAGEDY






It’s not just another day along the beach.
Ceilings of blue rest high above poisoned
waters, swirling.
Senseless loss of life snarled amid the dark
murky liquid called monetary gain.
Miles of orange booms trace our headlines.

Arguments, pointed fingers, decisions,
black death spewing at will…untamed…

As we drive along the deserted beach road we
see pastel-colored homes that once housed
paper doll families on vacation…..
Sounds of laughter will soon lie as ink stains
in tomorrow’s diary.
The scent of deficiency meets our nostrils
amid every porcelain stare throughout our state.

Arguments, pointed fingers, decisions,
black death spewing at will…untamed…

Yellow metal caravans fill parking lots
along the way.
Now, tainted sands wear the footprints
of unknowns, here to salvage our frailness.
They, too, walk amid our heart prints of pain.

Arguments, pointed fingers, decisions,
black death spewing at will…untamed…

Condominiums stand vacant along
an asphalt trail that curls up
inside my mind…..
Strands of color rippling thru
the blackness, coursing thru veins of
dark oily waters of doom…
Orange-colored misery to remind us of
someone’s mistakes…or poor planning.

Arguments, pointed fingers, decisions,
black death spewing at will…untamed…

Thru the hourglass of time
sifts the sheen of our tomorrows…


June 25, 2010

12 comments:

anilkurup said...

I guess no verse and no prose can tell the enormity of the mess that has been wrecked on nature.
Telling pictures of birds soaked in greasy black liquid , of pristine beach fronts violated by the spill and the havoc inflicted on marine life for years to come, they come haunting on and on.

Sandy said...

This has been such a sad thing for us in Florida where our beaches are truly like the purest and the whitest..The blue waters that seem to ripple their own music now filled with black oil.. We are sick about this and the poor animal and sea creatures that are dying..They can't escape this hell in which the oil tycoons have created... Thank you anilkurup...Your visits are welcomed..

bluebird said...

Arguments..pointed fingers...decisions;

One is reminded of Ralph in 'Lord of the Flies' lamenting democracy as 'Talk, Talk, Talk'

Sometimes, real Life belies the level of tragedy and satire depicted even in the classics!

Sandy said...

You are so right friend...Never in my dreams would I have thought that I would walk amid the devastation of this sort of man-man disaster.... to hear the'Talk Talk Talk' while picking up nets of dead sea life is despicable...

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