"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pipe Down! Magpie #27

Pipe broken
Millions of gallons spew forth
While greed flows

29 comments:

Arian T said...

hahaha. last line reminds me of 'the law of supply and demand' nice!

Brigid said...

Excellent Magpie, succint and powerful.

Carrie Burtt said...

I love it! :-)

Stafford Ray said...

Oh yes! "broken" "spew" "greed".
Emotive words,. lest we forget!

redprisma said...

Makes me think of the oil spill. Short and sweet I like it!

Tumblewords: said...

Timely piece, for sure! Nice work!

paul said...

I love this, great piece.

Systematic Weasel said...

Short and powerful! Excellent magpie!

-Weasel

Marilyn said...

So few words but a strong message.

Marilyn said...

Well written about a sad happening.

Leo said...

ah yes.. nice one this..

willow said...

Excellent.

Karen S said...

This is great -- so much in so few words.

Helen said...

Could your Magpie be more timely and relevant? I don't think so. Very powerful.

Claudia said...

reminded me of BP somehow....

Kristen Haskell said...

OUCH and yes wonderful Magpie let us not forget.

Mama Zen said...

Excellent!

Stafford Ray said...

Driven back again by your little poem. Too good to be lost in comments.

Quote: 'does this mean politicians will be recycled?

Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
When they come back
They'll be someone to trust?'

You're kidding! ha ha! LOL.

Angie Muresan said...

So well said!

www.angiemuresan.com

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Hmmm. Intense. Loving this variety on the magpies this week!

My Piping Magpie.

Lyn said...

That really says it..perfect...

C.M. Jackson said...

excellent and timely--best c

ninotaziz said...

Ooohhh, go get them Kathe - those who forget!

signed...bkm said...

You hit the spot...great job...bkm

Bernadine said...

excellent work. Love "while greed flows"

Linda said...

It reminded me of the recent oil disaster, too. Nice interpretation of the prompt.

Everyday Goddess said...

completely true. excellent magging!

Brian Miller said...

oh great social commentary...is the corporation or ours that drives them...hmm...nice mag!

kkrige said...

A nice take on a sad event.