Dawn's Awakening

June 19, 2010

Texas Tea Tsunami

Texas Tea Tsunami

 

Rig on the ocean

Drilling a new oil well.

Almost done-

Need to finish it off.

 

In the dark of an April night,

Powerful explosion

Wounds the mighty beast-

Chaos ensues everywhere.

 

Workers scared.

Workers scattering.

Workers wounded.

Workers dead.

 

Deepwater Horizon rig

Has suffered

A mortal wound.

Oil gushes everywhere.

 

Fires devour rig.

Workers in lifeboats.

Workers in water.

Rig below waves.

 

Texas Tea (oil)

Is all that is left.

From one mile down,

It rises to the top.

 

Waves and wind

Steer it towards the coast

All along the Gulf-

Another disaster brews.

 

Well can’t be capped.

Oil rushes out and up.

Sixty days and counting,

When will it stop?

 

Ocean being poisoned.

Sea animals being killed.

Plant life being suffocated.

Ecosystem being destroyed.

 

Black ooze now on shore-

Texas Tea Tsunami strikes!

Animals and birds poisoned.

Trees and plants dying.

 

Beaches tainted-

God knows for how long.

Clean up almost impossible-

Oil keeps returning.

 

People harmed

Businesses closed.

Livelihoods gone.

God help them.

 

Day by day,

Gallon by gallon,

This tsunami disaster unfolds

With lessons for all.

 

2010 © Dawn L. Huffaker

All rights reserved.


1 Comment »

  1. Great job on this poem, Dawn. You should submit it to a national news site for posting.

    Comment by Candace Morehouse — June 23, 2010 @ 4:28 pm | Reply


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