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