Saturday, 17 September 2016

Idiotic concept

Badass politics
Happy to encourage
Drilling the Great Australian Bight
For fossil fuel oil

Idiotic concept
In drilling the Earth's core
"With all necessary protection"
In a whale sanctuary

Then there's the fish stocks
Nurtured for years
Our valued King George Whiting
Strictly harvested

This murderous concept
May end the whales singing
And all controlled fishing here
Offering us disaster

Be spellbound by dolphins
These waters need protection
From such foolish whimsy
With our steely resolve

There is a proposal for oil companies to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight which is a conservation area for Southern Right Whales as well as carefully controlled fishing grounds for Tuna and King George Whiting and many other species of fish, penguins, seals and sealions, sea grasses etc. We remember the Gulf of Mexico disaster of 2010.

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  1. hope they follow the proposal .
    have a great day

  2. That IS an idiotic concept.

  3. May we always have a Big Blue

  4. Is there no end to this madness? A pristine whale sanctuary and they are going to dig for oil and gas.
    All I know is the governments are not representing the will of its people.

  5. Oh my goodness, this is sheer madness. Oil trumps everything, it appears. My heart hurts for the whales, the sea life....the planet. A powerful and important poem, Robin,. Thanks for writing it.