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The Twelve Days of Christmas W/ Special Thanks To Monsanto

A Modified Poem by GloriaS

On the first day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us one scoop of Saccharin.

On the second day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us a trillion trillion tons of PCBs and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the third day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us too much Polystyrene, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the fourth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the fifth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the sixth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the seventh day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us Agent Orange, too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the eighth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us Petroleum-Based Fertilizer, Agent Orange, too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the ninth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us RoundUp, Petroleum-Based Fertilizer, Agent Orange, too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the tenth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us Aspartame (NutraSweet / Equal), RoundUp, Petroleum-Based Fertilizer, Agent Orange, too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the eleventh day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), Aspartame (NutraSweet / Equal), RoundUp, Petroleum-Based Fertilizer, Agent Orange, too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

On the twelfth day of Christmas Monsanto brought to us a world of Genetically Modified Crops / GMOs, Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH), Aspartame (NutraSweet / Equal), RoundUp, Petroleum-Based Fertilizer, Agent Orange, too much Dioxin, DDT, Atom bomb and nuclear weapons, a trillion trillion tons of PCBs, and one scoop of Saccharin.

Source for Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen: Monsanto’s Dirty Dozen

Project Agent Orange

Site where this piece was first published.

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but when you transport something by ship it’s called cargo?

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NEW ORLEANS FUNERAL

A Poem by John Grey

A thousand people
cram into a block or two of sidewalk
on a hell-hot steamy Saturday afternoon
in New Orleans –

pallbearers and coffin ease their way
through the throng
to the slow rolling rhythms
of a brass band –

street dancers follow the body,
their partners
the parasols above their heads
and the flowing scarves
wrapped around the wrist –

an old woman
looks out over her iron-grill balcony,
a drunk abandons half a glass of beer,
stumbles out of the bar –

the dead wouldn’t miss this
for the world.