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Requiem for the Sea: Oil Spill Planet

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Oil painting of the sea

My soul is heavy with a collective and growing stain

Far from my scene I sense planet in pain

I can not sleep these haunting frightful nights

Death haunts vast reaches of Earth's dear life

Oh God there is now a spot so black

That humankind can never come back

There must be a way that we are changed

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Essence of humanity rearranged

Lord take whatever you must take

Just let us learn from our mistakes

We can no longer be as humans have been

A species fallen into such sin

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Take human life and make it more fair

Let us learn that planet is meant to share

Let us learn to have more care

For things of sea and things of air

Let us learn to feel where soul hides

Sense that mysterious place inside

Where we connect with all that lives

With heart of Mother Earth that gives

From blackened feathers and blackened gills

From this terrible oil spill

Make a place on the other side

A heaven for those that now are dying

Send the birds the fish the living of the sea

Away from suffering men have caused to be

The hell of oil that is such a curse

Let them elsewhere be released from hurt

And let humans learn to be wise things

Ready to shoulder whatever fate brings

For causing this black hell of oil set free

Killing things that live in the air and the sea


I am a hippy that never dropped out. I have held on to impossible idealism and will not give up. I think the human race is a ticking time bomb and we are at the last tick. So what is the good of slow careful pragmatism that allows time for it all to (more...)

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I too am deeply saddned by what we are doing to ou... by Philip Pease on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9:17:26 AM
That's an interesting precept. I wonder what the g... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8:05:43 AM