As frantic construction now continues,
On 100-Ton ‘Oil Containment Domes,’
This is What the Sage BP Spokesman Says,
“We Don’t Know For Sure, If This Will Work.”
Remember the 1998 movie, Armageddon?
A huge asteroid, the size of Texas, is on the way
A deep core drilling team, is dispatched to ‘nuke it’
And they have no idea, if they can really save the day
Many of us really laughed at the premise of this movie
And today, we now find ourselves, in the same situation
Yet, until recently, many were yelling, ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’
A slogan and an attitude, that today, has very little elation
Because of the extremely callous attitude, in our naïve nation
We’ve allowed Big Business to drill, over a mile under the sea
We’ve allowed them free reign, with no containment capability
And now, we don’t even know, what the outcome of this will be
What if, this untested idea of theirs, doesn’t work?
What if, this horrendous oil spill, cannot be stopped?
What will happen, to our Gulf and Eastern Seaboard?
What will happen, to marine life, and to our fishing crop?
An entire way of life, could soon be decimated – forever more
Entire species of mammals, birds, and fish – could be wiped out
Our once thriving Gulf Coast, could soon become ‘The Dead Sea’
And have we learned anything yet – this, I, for one, seriously doubt
Many Still Foolishly Maintain,
That Mankind Could Never,
Ever, Destroy Our Planet,
No Matter What We Do To It.