How's this for serendipity!
What a welcome sight to see
On a day which is distinguished
By a 'fire' that's been extinguished!
From 'bottom up' the oil came gushing,
Spewing, rolling, murking, gushing,
And now they say that they have trapped it!
To cap it all at last they've capped it!
It wasn't fire but it was fuel,
Black and sticky, baleful, cruel.
Let us keep our fingers crossed
That gains replace what has been lost.
The loss of wild life, nature's purity,
Might yet be matched by more security!
Let's hope the lesson has been learned!
Mother Nature must not be spurned!
WELL I NEVER!
Albert Einstein's dying words have been lost to all humanity!
He may have uttered words of wisdom or a flat inanity!
A foreign nurse was standing-by at the time to pronounce him dead,
And she didn't understand a thing that the famous genius said!
In the seventh century, Toltecs, from Mexico,
Obeyed a certain ruling which has always impressed me so.....
They wanted enemies to live (yes, they were very good)
And so they used to attack them with swords made out of wood!
Sliced bread was patented, they say, in nineteen twenty eight,
So consider that when a tasty slice is placed upon your plate.
Not a baker, but a jeweller, thought up the great idea;
He'd been working on it, night and day, for many a long year!
Friday the thirteenth was thought such a very unlucky day
Among the Anglo-Saxons that they always used to slay
Every child born on that date, at the moment of its birth!
A birthday celebration not renowned for joy and mirth!
oh so heartbreaking this was
and let's hope it is finally going in the right direction
I am so grateful I haven't seen any of those poor creatures
those poor poor creatures
I hate suffering especially in animals
It's great they finally have it all capped, but your post brings a smile to the end of it all.
Darryl and Ruth : )
Oh, so very apropos for today! Clever one, Brenda!
Nicely written .... you are so right about Mother Nature!
perfect perfect....words about this horrible gusher of anguish and destruction-
I hate it....and I hope it is done
Nicely put together!
Great Magpie...perfect..I am so glad they finally got it stopped...now for the clean up...bkm
I would have loved to know what "E's" last words were...
How clever of you to turn your poem into such a topical event.
A timely magpie!
Ah a timely rhyme, Brenda. Well done, as always.
Great wording! You should send it to BP. :)
So sad but painfully true. A great take on the subject. :)
Very well said. Enjoyable in it's sadness.
LOVED your poem. Great talent, and such a timely topic. Nice job.
I'm so hoping the losses of the oil spill can be regained. I loved this poem-how perfect for this week! Your way with words is fun and ingenious.
A tragedy and one that appears to have been preventable - like many 'accidents' are. Excellent phrasing.
a very timely piece well written!
beautiful piece as always!
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