Monday, May 24, 2010

SLICK (For Linda and other Gulf Coast dwellers)

Poem by poem, many of our community are venting our anger about the Gulf Coast tragedy, which was completely preventable. It's true that writing poems does nothing to hands-on help victims or restore the environment; it's a way to vent. I post this is hope that it will get you on the phone to the White House and Congress, demanding heavier regulation of the oil industry; an end to off-shore drilling; and finally, get us walking to the store more often instead of driving.


Big Oil greased the palms
of elected officials
Thousands weep; their lives destroyed

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil


  1. So sad and so true.
    Your poem captures the tragedy.

    Here is my Gulf Coast poem...if you want to visit. I am going to submit it to Poets of Living Waters. You should submit too.

  2. Posted a comment on your site, Mary. I'm trying hard not to get stuck in "vent" mode, but that's how I react to injustice. And this was all about corporate greed, at the expense of our environment and the livelihoods of thousands.