Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Poetry Thursday 174 - Totally fracked!

The subject of fracking is in the news yet again. The UK government has given permission for more exploratory sites in the North and Midlands. I would suggest they try it in the Cotswolds, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or even Westminster.

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Fracking awful!

Fracking is good!
We need the gas to heat the house,
run the oven and cook the scouse.

Fracking is good!
We need the jobs for the people,
and profits for the great and evil.

Fracking is okay!
Earthquakes merely tiny trembles,
nothing to make the Earth’s crust crumble.

Fracking is doubtful.
Injecting the earth with poisoned water,
leaving it there they shouldn’t ought ter!

Fracking is bad.
In the future the sick and dying
will learn the truth - the government’s lying.
© David L Atkinson August 2015

The fact is the long term effects of poisoning the groundwater have not had time to filter through. Perhaps the huge corporations will be putting money aside already for when they are sued!!

I have been listening to quite a number of 60's and 70's singles and even the simplest of them have protest lyrics or the theme of love. I came across one which I was unfamiliar with by a group that I hadn't heard of - Rare Bird. The song was called 'Sympathy'.
https://youtu.be/j2x8oA5h5Jo - use this to listen to the song.

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Rare Bird

Now when you climb into your bed tonight
And when you lock and bolt the door
Just think of those out in the cold and dark
'Cause there's not enough love to go around

And sympathy is what we need my friend
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friend
'Cause there's not enough love to go around
No, there's not enough love to go around

Now half the world hates the other half
And half the world has all the food
And half the world lies down and quietly starves
'Cause there's not enough love to go around

And sympathy is what we need my friend
And sympathy is what we need
And sympathy is what we need my friend
'Cause there's not enough love to go around
No, there's not enough love to go around

Not the most inspiring single but the sound is rather bluesy and the

sentiment will probably never die.

I wonder where the protest singers have gone?


God Bless