America's new energy policy, Australian poet, Australian traditional poetry, poem, poetry, sonnet, Spenserian sonnet
Unlock the energy that’s stored below.
Use nature’s gifts – the gas and oil and coal.
Banish stagnation – let the nation grow;
Grease all the wheels – and watch the big rigs roll.
Energy independence is our goal;
We won’t let Arabs, sitting on their oil,
Compel us to pay them – we’ll take control;
For OPEC’s oligopoly we’ll spoil,
As riches are won from the homeland’s soil.
No longer hostage to corrupt cartels,
We’ll bring black gold to light with skill and toil.
Explore! – sink deep the shafts, and drill the wells!
Ignore the naysayers – their doom and gloom;
Cheap energy will drive the coming boom!