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Monday, 21 February 2011

Temporary Gain - Permanent Damage

Artesian Basin,
Bringing life
Australia’s dry Outback.

Nature’s wonder
So long forming
Delicate its balance.

The suits, the hats
Seducers all,
Buy time on prime TV

Highly trained to
Placate fear with
Fake integrity

Like the randy
Drunken lout
A lying one night stand,

You have your way
And leave behind
A monster pregnancy.

© Stafford Ray

The Gas Rush - the coal seam gas industry and the cost to farmers and the environment
Writer of musical plays and reading resources for schools. Wannbe novelist, one completed, two more on the way. Poetry happens when moved, limericks when amused (interchangeable).

Blog : StaffordRay


  1. What an excellent poem, so true! WOW!

  2. Oh, I like this very much! Those last two lines are particularly great.

  3. Great statement on what mega-corporations are doing to this planet!

  4. Wonderful. I especially like the last stanza. Also, your personal statement makes me want to explore your blog!