What corporate lies we must believe
when thirst for oil makes us achieve…
The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word. This week it is:
Complex pipelines crisscross this country
As people –
the classes and masses,
Insist that they must have their gases.
The mess –
and the loss of the moss,
By corporate tracks of attacks in our forest,
With pale files citing answers of manifest
Destiny lying at the core and the edge,
It’s still –
only a wedge from a dredge.
Yep. I did a rant wordle too. Guess the words lead us there. Well done…great message.
I wouldn’t call yours a rant message. I left my comments on your site. Thanks for yours. Randy
Very true assessment of a troubling situation.
so is the lack of jobs and assistance coming out the pipeline from the economy and politicians
My brain is nearly mush after I took my hammock for a test snooze. Did you manage to get every word in?
I think so.I haven’t gone back to check Now that you’ve asked me. Hammock mush sounds great.
I returned on Thursday evening (late) from a cruise to the Bahamas and the hammock i was in down there enticed me to get ours back up. I was able to get comfortable enough to take a short snooze. Usually when i do I am nearly worthless when i wake.
nice to take a cruise. i usually get sick on them (not sea sick but flu sick) so I’m not going anymore.. Glad you got some time away and hammock time. Are you here in Florida? I’m in Davie (West Ft. Lauderdale), so cruising is too easy.
Unfortunately, no. I live in a small town in Virginia. We had an interminable 14 hour ride on a chartered bus. On the way down last Saturday night I got maybe seventy minutes of sleep. When we rode back up Thursday it was day time, so I spent the entire time reading Friday Fictioneers and writing my own.
I’m so lucky to live close by the cruise lines – and yet so unlucky to get sick on them so regularly, that I no longer go on them.
It is heartening that so many bloggers care for the environment. Hopefully the pen will prove mightier that the sword. Just a pity about governments though.
I wish the pen was mightier than the sword- and certainly mightier than corporate money.
The words took you towards an important message, clearly expressed.
I just think it was something I ate – gave me gas.
But thanks, anyway. Keep coming back, please.
An oily mess of a story so creatively well done…sheepishly I walk away, cheering your words but hanging my head in shame. I’m one of the masses…☺
don’t hang your head in shame, we all pretty much are stuck in the masses, but when you can throw a stone. Write your congressman or senator and tell him or her how it upsets you – or a letter to a major oil company or a pipeline company.
It only takes about 10 minutes – the time it takes to read a few posts. Or check out a few org’s that try to have some clout like moveon.org, adbusters, or even the tamer ones like the sierra club or the nature converservancy. Randy
thanks, Randy. just did a quick spin through your recommended links…will start slow with the tamer ones first. also read up on the pipeline/oil matter as well. ☺
if you remember or think of it, drop me a line about your findings, interests, if any. Randy
☺ good idea…keep me accountable. love it. i really am clueless about the oil and pipes and… terrible thought but true. so thanks.
That’s really well written!
Sometimes the black stuff flows nicely – like a good well(so to speak).
I liked my opening couplet:
“What corporate lies we must believe
when thirst for oil makes us achieve…”
but I’m a great admirer of my own work. 😉