"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

For The Small People

Firefly,
firefly,
fire
fly for me.
Pelican,
brown pelican
of the Gulf Coast pelicans,
(you were a postcard pelican)
preen once more for me.
BP CEO sail your yacht
on a pristine sea.
For me.

20 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

From one small person to another, you're words are huge. Thank you.

Al said...

Great words.

Smander said...

This poem packs a punch. Fantastic. Such a strong message with such an economic use of words.

Jemi Fraser said...

So true. Love it.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Sad and powerful!

loveNlight
Gabi

Anthony Duce said...

Very good, even for the people in between.

Liza said...

Oh YES.

Talli Roland said...

Great post, Yvonne. Bloody, bloody BP!

Lydia Kang said...

Lovely thoughts, and a hope I think we all share.
:)

Joanne said...

Such a sad situation there, when I see those pelicans, my heart breaks.

catwoods said...

Thank you, Yvonne.

foldingfields said...

heartbreaking! thanks for your words.

Wine and Words said...

Don't you wish there really were take-backs, and do-overs, that mistakes could be unmade and words rescinded? You got to the heart of the matter. Lovely!

Lydia Kang said...

I have an award for you at my blog, btw!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Tricia,
Words are all I have. Thanks.

Al,
Thank you so much.

Smander,
Thanks. I felt that in this instance, less was more.

Jemi,
Thank you so much.

Gabriela,
I appreciate your comment. Thanks.

Anthony,
Thanks for commenting. I appreciate it so much.

Liza,
Thanks!

Talli,
You said it!! And thanks.

Lydia,
Thank you so much. I'll be over to check out your blog.

Joanne,
Hi. I know. It is sickening. Thanks for visting my blog and especially for commenting.

Cat,
Thanks so much.

Sarah,
Hello. Thanks for reading my simple words. Thank you.

Wine&Words,
Yes, I do. And then I would push that smiling CEO in his smart sailing jacket overboard and sail away.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. Very powerful. So, so sad.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I'm a blood courier and sometimes drive the coastline here in Louisiana. Words are inadequate to portray the tragedy here.
Roland
Your verse touched me,

Yvonne Osborne said...

Suzanne,
Thank you.

Roland,
I have to know what a blood courier is. It sounds like a very important occupation. I'm so glad you joined my blog and commented here. It's nice to have the perspective of one who has been there. Thank you.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

haha. well said :o)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Alli Allo,
Thanks!!