Marilyn Lott

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A Roughneck’s Dream - Poem by Marilyn Lott

I have driven clear across the country
Seeing hundreds of oil pumps in operation
Right out in the middle of nowhere
Oh, I enjoy seeing them while on vacation

The black oil is sucked from the ground
At a place In Oklahoma called Dill City
You can hear a steady pounding
Creating a product so dark, rich and sticky

I think it’s beautiful at twilight time
When the sky is swirling with colors
The silhouette of an oil rig stands out
And has a beauty like no other

Yes, it is very exciting to me, my friends
To watch those massive machines
Pump that black murky liquid
Right out of a Roughneck’s dream!

Comments about A Roughneck’s Dream by Marilyn Lott

  • (4/11/2008 4:43:00 PM)

    From roughneck to roustabout - special kind of guy does this
    work! Special scene of one was Humphrey Bogart in the classic
    *Treasure of the Sierra Madre* where he's working on an oil rig
    in Tampico has stuck with me through the years. Worth viewing
    if you can rent a CD of it.

    Nice work, cheers - Michael

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  • (4/11/2008 4:30:00 PM)

    Nice poem Marilyn! Though It would be a dream come true for me when oil prices lower again.
    Thanks for sharing! ! *10*! !
    Best wishes! Friend Thad

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008

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