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  Somebody Blinked
by Patrick A Granfors
Saturday, January 17, 2015
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Relief at last cheap gas in Missouri
Photo:Patrick Granfors

For those of us who work hard and toil

Finally good news has been inked

The price of a barrel of crude has collapsed

The oil cartel has just blinked


After years of extorting our very last dime

The speculator’s price fix has plunged

It gives me a grin that they feel our pain

Getting their record of profits expunged


The Saudi’s, the Venie’z, the Russians, Iraq

Must now do with fewer Rolls Royces

Cut back on the harems and political scarems

For they’re all costly financial choices


So let’s all sit back and enjoy the reprieve

For the monopoly’s dilemma will pass

The break will be short I fear to report

They’ll eventually crow “kiss my gas!”




Copyright 2014 Patrick A Granfors

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Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/4/2015
Democrats in the Sen. "Pelosie" already talking of a higher gas tax
because the prices are plummeting..... what a douche bag
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 1/18/2015
Said flawlessly, if not perfectly. And the idea that a $2 gasoline price ($1.89 in Fla.) will wreck the economy is as devoid of truth as any lie can get.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/18/2015
I think that you're right - this break will be short,
And then, all too soon, we will once again, pay more.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/17/2015
Points well made, Patrick. They will get us one way or another. The government here (considering Canada's wealth comes from selling our natural resources cheaply without thinking of the future), is thinking of assessing another "carbon tax" to make up for lost revenue. It's all BS. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Michael Schafer 1/17/2015
Good one. Clean your winshield? Check your Oil? Fill it up!

Michael D.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/17/2015
$1.87 here as of yesterday,
Not so hard to fill her up,
Can now with it buy of coffee a cup...-e-

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/17/2015
I always enjoy your wonderful poetic insights Patrick!
Christine :))
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/17/2015
Love the poem and the last line is the best.

It's good to see you posting again. I always love your humor.

Unfortunately, this good financial fortune for the everyday driver prolongs the time when we get smart and move quickly to vehicles that don't burn fossil fuels. Only gasoline prices above five dollars per gallon will do that.

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 1/17/2015


AND A BIG ... AMEN !!!
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 1/17/2015
This amount looks great..I hope it's coming our way. $2.69 in
our area. The ink isn't dry I'm afraid it won't last till the
4th of July!

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 1/17/2015
Delightful in substance and style. Unusual words in your rhyme scheme. Calls for a dinner out on our savings!
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/17/2015
Love it. You have me beat though, with a gas points discount I've been at 1.90 and I thought that was amazing for this area. Let's hope these prices are closer to the new norm!!!!

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