What price to pay for spilled drops of black gold
When one tragic kick makes a rig explode,
Leaving a swath of raw crude oil unsold
As earth’s jarred bow’ls violently implode.
Failed equipment did make them lose favor
As the cataclysmic monster spewed plumes,
And made entire ecosystem quaver —
Coastal residents left choking from fumes.
Now the toxic black sludge is mostly gone;
Damage it wrought will long be remembered,
Though long-term effects remain yet unknown ‘”
Billions on the table because they erred.
Let lessons learned be springboard to rebirth,
As we protect and revere Mother Earth!