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Author Name: FreeHcivolmra 4 Comments
Date Added: October 23, 2012 16:10:50 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Historical Add To Favorites | Text Only
Amoco Cadiz
Upon one day in the early night,
disaster rears it's head with ugly delight,
compounding the unnatural sight,
seconds seem to crawl by with the hour's plight.
A fire burns on the ship's watery grave,
dark as pitch on the roiling wave,
black gold escapes from its metal cave,
 rushing and spreading to suffocate the brave.
High above the irritated sea,
the storm matches the black water with glea,
as it's lightning struggles to break free,
to illuminate the ship's last fleating plea,
as the Amoco Cadiz runs aground.
Author's Notes:

saw some pictures during a presentation on historic oil spills. One of those pictures was of the Amoco Cadiz, an oil tanker that ran aground off the shore of Brittany, France on March 16, 1978. It spilled about 68.7 million gallons of oil and polluted about 200 miles of coastline.

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Comment By: PremiumShawn on October 24, 2012 10:32:21 AM Report
Hey you.  I enjoyed your piece, very visual. I wrote one that was inspired by our time together(sounds salacious-Ha not), you were AWOL though. 
I hope you get more time, I really like your writes. : )

Comment By: FreeAdri on October 24, 2012 06:03:43 AM Report
Well said. Good piece 

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 23, 2012 07:14:14 PM Report
Neat poem to remind us just how fragile the ecosystem really is and the same for man.  How do we avoid these tragedies?  I have no idea.  We try, but seldom do we totally succeed.
good poem


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 23, 2012 04:17:49 PM Report

This is a very good write ...I have missed your great poems..

Where in the world have you been...Hope all is well?

Always ~ She Whispers


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