Monday, August 24, 2009

Smokey's Story

Smokey is a duck,
Who was happy as can be,
Living in the lake,
Fabulous and free.

Then one day,
The oil rig came,
Splattered Smokey,
in sticky sickening sludge.

Like an anchor it dragged him down,
Before he could take his dive,
Sinking in the murky water,
Life leaving his brown decrepit body.

But alas,
An old hippie came,
Cleaned off the spots and scars,
Smokey became a brand new duck.

With his feet on the ground,
And his wings to the sky,
He became a symbol of justice,
A new hope for all.

* This is a poem for hope. A few people might see this as a liberal, environmentalist thing, but I wasn't aiming for that. I made it for Jenn Meyer because she is the inspiration for this poem.

No comments: