Poetry Blogs (fracking)
For all the aging punks . With apologies to Elvis Costello.
Oh I just don't know where to begin:
we don't want it forever
so it's now or never.
We should keep them hanging on
till the investors have gone
and make sure they can’t get in
without a police chaperone.
Because accidents will happen
if we let the frackers win
and we’ll all be the vi...
Wednesday 29th November 2017 12:27 pm
all my troubles seemed so far away
then Third Energy came to say
that my house sits on Bowland Shale.
mine’s not half the house it used to be.
There's an earthquake rolling under me
triggered by Third Energy.
How they messed up so
I don’t know
they did not say.
They did something wrong
now a pong
comes from the mains.
Saturday 4th November 2017 11:52 am
As we lurch along the lanes of deceit, alarm and exaggeration towards June 23rd, I find myself
sidetracked to power play of a different sort, and although I am ill-informed on the full details,
I am curious how democracy can be reduced from legions to a room - and wonder about the
ethos of those involved in the business of supplying the product. Hence the following:
What care we ...
Wednesday 25th May 2016 5:30 pm
Last night was more than anyone could bear.
Last night they plunged a dagger into Yorkshire,
approving plans to poison land, to fracture
the ground beneath our feet, to choke the air.
Four thousand people sent in their objections.
A hundred speakers warned what could occur.
But seven County Councillors didn't care
and kicked North Yorkshire in the wrong direction:
a course that leads ...
Tuesday 24th May 2016 1:23 pm
From the North Sea, wild and grey
the horde bore down on Scarborough Bay.
I overheard one of them say
"We're following the money."
Like a Viking raiding force
they'd moved their enterprise onshore
to probe beneath the Yorkshire moors
for oil and gas and money.
A mighty fleet of high power cars
overran the Scarborough Spa.
I heard them, wassailing at the bar
thirsty for the money.
Sunday 15th May 2016 6:33 pm
North Yorkshire was a green and pleasant county
with rolling hills and cricket on the green,
and tourists by the score
would come to see the moors,
historic sites and charming rural scenes.
And when they'd had their fill of nature's bounty
they'd spend their cash at tearooms and hotels.
But then some gas was found
two miles beneath the ground;
now Yorkshire has become a
Thursday 19th November 2015 12:58 pm