Fracking Song


Fracking Song

You’re standing on the corner
Watching the trucks roll past
Pumping out their diesel fumes
Pumping out that carbon gas

And it’s the middle of winter
And it’s twenty below
And that gas just sits there
With nowhere to go

There’s something wrong in the valley
Babies stillborn
Ten in one year
And they call that the norm

There’s something wrong in the valley
Poison in the ground
Something wrong in the valley
Since the frackers came to town.


The challenge over at dVerse is to write a poem consisting of 4 quatrains. This is a song lyric adapted to that form.


9 thoughts on “Fracking Song

      1. memadtwo

        That’s the way people, governments, and corporations act. No one is willing to take responsibility, that’s why very little gets done to make the changes necessary.


  1. msjadeli

    “frackers” “developers” “industrialists” “nuclear power plant proponents” “war mongers” put them all up against the wall as far as i’m concerned. they shut our coal plant down and now our roads are being torn up to run natural gas lines. haven’t seen the frackers around but they must be near here or they wouldn’t be installing their evil yellow pipes.

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