Sunday, June 13, 2010
Lamentation for Our Gulf of Mexico
by The Erudite Redneck
O God, again, we have defiled our Mother Earth.
As sure as did the drill itself -- we all raped her.
She spews her bile into the Gulf of Mexico.
She gags, coughing up rot we have made our life blood.
Such filth we would kiss away with a user’s lust!
We are addicts, God! Is this Your intervention?
O God! Mother’s robe is torn, hems soaked in sick sweat!
Her heart is racing, loathing the bastard to come!
Her mind reels, her flesh crawling at what we have done.
Wretched creatures of the sea bear dying witness.
Lovely beaches and marshes face desolation.
We are addicts, God! Make this Your intervention!
Forgive us our Oil Rig of Babel on the sea!
Take away far from us our altars in low places!
Restore us to right relations with our Mother.
Our stiff-necked ways have ruined our home, Your Creation.
Help us deliver ourselves from our low nature.
O, God, help us, we pray, in our unbelief! Amen.