Topic: Rena’s Demise by Kathy Berger-Sewell
I am sickened by what has happened, but feel the ship is not to blame, people are.
Man’s stupidity ended your reign
on the watery realm.
Slashed by a reef you flounder as your
toxic bleeding escapes and destroys.
Ebony ooze infects the sea, and land as
wildlife struggles and many fail to survive
in abscess slime.
Island rocks covered with black scabbed infection
and no resurrection for Rena.
You are not to blame for death and destruction,
you are merely a vessel entrusted to humans.
Heart ache and emotions rife as many toil
to clean and save land and life.
Who will care for you, dear Rena?
There is no hope, no quick fix
no stitches to close your gaping wound.
For the sea, the land, wildlife and you
must pay the price with sad demise,
while I for one will mourn for you.