Thursday, December 15, 2016

Draining the swamp of all human decency

In New Zealand
We love our wetlands
They're beautiful places
Rich habitats
Vital to environmental and human well-being

I've heard you're draining yours -
"What of?"
I asked,
And the answer seems to be
"Of all human decency"


Where once the bullfrogs croaked
And the blue herons soaked
And the land was buffered from the sea
there's nothing in sight
not a bird in flight
just oil
as far as the eye can...

...look out
upon the desolation
of a once fair


Yes, you heard me,
you're draining your swamp
of all human decency
and replacing it with
nothing but snake oil
and swamp monsters
grinning through their golden teeth

and pretending they can hold back the tide.

A.J. Ponder

PS: Release the kraken. :)
@SenWarren, @SenSanders, @TulsiGabbard, @DrJillStein, @JordanChariton, @Evan_McMullin

Now you might not agree with all these people all the time, but they are fighting for American democracy, and I was particularly impressed with Senator Warren when she stood up to the drug companies. Her fight was my fight. For although drug regulation in America is so far away, it has had a detrimental effect all over the world. She did so, despite the bad optics, because the cause was just and right, and the consequences of failing will not only haunt America, but all the countries that through the FDA's influence allow America's drug industry to influence treatments.

 #globalwarming #kraken #swamp #swampmonsters #golden #tide #oil #snakeoil #drug


  1. Oh Wow. My favorite part: "grinning through their golden teeth

    and pretending they can hold back the tide."


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  2. Thank you, I hope they can't hold back the tide - or it will be a very sad day for humanity. Cheers for dropping by, just visiting you now :)