Idea’s absurd, a joke, its surely not
For real. But fracking’s done all over, since
The forties, countless times worldwide. Just think,
You drill a deep, deep hole; then pump in sand
And water, chemicals as well, to crack
The crust of Mother Earth – extract oil, gas,
Dear God! uranium as well. The aim
Is money, stupid! Risks are many: foul
The aquifer, the ground, the air we breathe,
Add extra CO2 to climate change.
And now these greedy men have planned to frack
The Kimberley, have leased a vast amount
Of land so known for natural beauty, hub
For tourists, water well for Broome. They’ll tempt
The blacks with money; seen it all before?
We’ve fracked them too, compliant when they have
So little, helps the miners get their land.
It’s hard to argue ‘gainst the jobs they need,
But what will happen to their sacred spots?
And will the work bring health and schools and joy
For all, or just enrich a few smart souls?
The whole idea of fracking’s not in sync
With loving Mother Earth as part of us,
And we as part of her, and raises fear
Of deadly nemesis. O Gaia, tell
Them climate change is bad enough! We’ve banned
The frack in France, but little hope of that
In Oz with tough guy Tony safe in power.
We may well need another planet, so
Keep looking NASA, find more worlds to frack.