Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco
Where Did The Antelope Go? - Poem by Elizabeth Fontaine Grieco
Deer are grazing near a natural spring;
Drinking ground water from an unplugged
Gas well filled with methane, benezene, toluene, anti-freeze.
What if that were your child drinking from that spring?
What if that was your mother or father drinking too?
Would you feel even worse?
Drinking from the open unplugged gas well,
The mule deer knows it's hell drinking this toxic mix,
But his life cannot be fixed, so he runs and hides to die.
Where do the antelope go to sleep soundly?
Nowhere, that is safe; surely man can secure him a place?
Why is man carelessly purging, surging the land with poisons?
Can he not see; he's destroying God's gifts of life?
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