MOHAMMAD SKATI


A BARREL OF OIL


A pretty soul is better Than the whole barrels of Oil anytime and anywhere, People are addicted to oil Because they love oil and They love to drive anytime, People are slaughtered like Sheep and cows everywhere And no one cares about people's Lives anytime and anywhere, Some people see a barrel of Oil is better than a pretty Soul and a very great life, The whole world is addicted To save the barrels of oil Rather than to save a pretty soul, so A human being's life is cheaper Than an ugly barrel of oil anytime.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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  • Gold Star - 18,840 Points Chinedu Dike (1/16/2015 8:03:00 AM)

    Oil and diamond are bloody commodities because of their economic importance. Nations have risen against nations, government against government, man inhumanity to man a common occurrence, all in the quest for control of oil wealth. I like the articulation, insight, and penning of the poem. A powerful piece written with conviction. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem THE PHOENIX STRANGLER. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 168 Points Timothy Caffery (5/30/2014 12:15:00 PM)

    Hmmm, as a poet from the age of 12 (now 36) I feel this. I wrote a poem Children of the New Year, I'm sure you won't like it as much a feel it as well. I'm limited by being one if the fascist murders, but I have since renounce taxes & lay my life down with my words, but I don't die like the people your poem speaks for. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Fiona Schwartzinoff (4/26/2014 5:05:00 PM)

    This is very true. This reminds me of how politicians in general care more about oil than the millions of innocents killed in abortions, wars, and crime.
    Feel free to read some of my poems if you like! :) (Report) Reply

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