Donations are essential to keep Write Out Loud going    

Recent Comments

Tim Higbee on Massacre
3 hours ago

Tim Higbee on The photograph
4 hours ago

Tim Higbee on An English Hamlet
4 hours ago

Hélène on An English Hamlet
9 hours ago

raypool on EIGHTY - NOT OUT
11 hours ago

raypool on A street full
11 hours ago

Graham Sherwood on An English Hamlet
11 hours ago

keith jeffries on The photograph
12 hours ago

keith jeffries on 20020926 Rolling like a ball
12 hours ago

keith jeffries on after all
12 hours ago

Following the Money

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.

...

Read and leave comments (7)

🌷(3)

frackinggasoilclimate changepollutionYorkshireVikingsmoney

Fracking Hell!

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 

Frack...

Read and leave comments (2)

climate changeFossil Energyfrackinggasyorkshire

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message