Oily Dick.



pa.press.net, Updated: 12/05/2010 05:00

Blame game at US oil spill hearing

A boat moves through oily water at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

A boat moves through oily water at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

BP has told the US Congress its massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was caused by the failure of a crucial safety device made by another company.

In turn, that company said that BP was in charge, and that a third company which poured concrete to plug the exploratory well did not do it right. The third company, which was plugging the well in anticipation of future production, says it was only following BP’s plan.

The blame game shot into the open as the Senate began a hearing into the oil spill that has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Florida.

Executives of the three companies are testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.




"It sickens me to my very core"

When the oh so delicate balance of our Sea’s and Oceans  purity, is left in the hands of 

 obviously incapable "oil men" hell bent on nothing but profit.

The fact that these companies are allowed to police themselves when so much is at stake,

dumbfounds me.





 Now a little ditty I wrote some time ago but have fiddled  with some of the words to suit.



~~~~~~~~~The salvation of oily Dick~~~~~~~~~

We catch cod we catch haddock we catch crab and lobster too,
we sail the sea’s for things to catch in our boat  sleek and blue "O"
7 miles out  no sight of land where dolphins chatter hello
sometimes the basking shark will call he’s such a long fellow "O".
A  wandering bird rests a while upon our golden mast
then leaves his calling card for us before flying home so fast "O"
Ahead we see a pure white sail but not a boat a bobbing
ti’s Dick himself the great white whale that sets our hearts a throbbing "O"
Full steam ahead toward the beast we’ll catch him this time Terry
we’ll hunt him till we save him or our bones none shall bury "O"
We chased him night we chased him day and found him in a slick
with crude oil bubbling from the blow hole of Moby Dick "O"
Yes we saved the great white whale now men doff their toppers

we’ll go down in mystery terry because we don’t tell whoppers "O"


Dam it !!!




Now you know why I never became a poet.  🙂


Oily Dick  !!!




This is the price Nature pays for mans GREED.

I find it a crying shame.


6 responses to “Oily Dick.

  1. It’s obvious that greedy men plunge into projects without thought or consideration to anything but their own bottom line. The unfortunate consequence being destruction of the natural planet.


  2. Timid one.The salvation of Oily Dick also depends on certain lands discontinuing the systematic wholesale slaughter of these most magnificent leviathans of the sea. Natalia.Thank you for your kind words.Sarah.I enjoy your wit. :)£airdBP. has been convicted of two felonies for environmental crimes, including one felony for which BP pleaded guilty in connection with the Texas City refinery explosion in 2005 that caused 15 deaths, injured 180 people, and forced thousands of nearby residents to remain sheltered in their homes. Just who is creaming who here ?


  3. anything "British" is always an easy target – they bought Cadbury Creme Eggs with British taxpayers money !


  4. Always thought those oilmen were pretty slimy charcters on the whole.Very slick poem Kenny what a pool of talent we have here! Anyway that’s enough of me gushing all over everything 😉 xx


  5. Oh, I don’t know Kenny,I think your little Ditty has the rythm of sea shanty and is finely crafted. Those of creative ablities often have quite an ecletic range of talents. Btw the picture of the whale made me gasp somewhat. It certainly makes an impact on the eye of the beholder. Good Night.


  6. To all who are destroying our world…its seas and its oceans… the very life that exists within it; “There is no fire like greed!…You have blood on your hands!"….When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted,When all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe,Only then will you discover you cannot eat money.(Cree Prophecy)Only when mankind no longer walks the face of the Earth…only then will "The Salvation of Oily Dick" become a reality marking the genesis of "a new and pleasant land" and new life for "the dwellers of the seas and the oceans." Timid one :)


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