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Paradise Lost

when the water was clean
and the ocean, free
we roamed the deep
all the others, and me

jumping and diving
playing in the foam
now all is death
in our eden ~ like home

many have died
in this thick, dark crude
the birds are sinking
and left without food

what have we done
to deserve all of this
you say you care
with your Judas Kiss

you kill without thought
you don’t understand
and with your greed for money
you’ve shown your hand

we’re down here, dying,
suffocating in oil
you couldn’t care less
you’ve left our home’s, spoiled

your murderous race
will be written on the skies
for killing His creation
and causing us to die

catherine m howell 6 ~ 2010

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seeing a pelican, stuck in oil, moved me to write this… “tears”

artwork to follow in a few days.

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ocean, birds, death, oil, coast, pelicans, spill, dolphin, dying, gulf, spoiled, crude

I consider myself an emerging artist, though I’ve been creating since childhood. My favorite subjects are animals and my work is design oriented.

My passions in life include God, Family, Art, Singing, Poetry, Photography, Horses, Wolves and Wolf Dogs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my work!

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  • Maryann3
    Maryann3about 4 years ago

    I am stunned at the amount of oil that has spilled and will continue to spill.
    They said that they could clean up a spill like the Valdez in a few days now.
    Gee, I guess that wasn’t true. Imagine that.

  • It is so enormous, Maryann:((( I just keep hoping they will figure out how to stop it.

    – Catherine Howell

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenabout 4 years ago

    I hear and feel your cry Catherine.
    This oil leak is a disaster of sickening proportions, our earth, and the living things that inhabit it are constantly threatened & imperiled by mans greed and the lure of short term gain. For a so called intelligent & civilised species humans are far too short sighted to be able to proclaim themselves guardians of this planet. We doom ourselves…

  • Thank you for your read and timely comments, Marion… It is such a horrific tragedy:(

    – Catherine Howell

  • A-New-Start
    A-New-Startabout 4 years ago

    Very powerful write xxxxxxxxxxx

  • Thank you very much for reading!!

    – Catherine Howell

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