The Last Battle of the Gulf War

April 9, 2012
By Jeffrey Alcantara BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
Jeffrey Alcantara BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
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The Iraqis have rigged hundreds of explosives,
Hundreds,
To oil wells in Kuwait.
Where the smoke could darken the skies,
American skies.

The pollution will spread around the globe,
Reducing sunlight,
Killing crops,
With a cloud of poison gas worse than the mustard gas of World War I.

Huge black clouds pouring out of wells,
Nobody can assess the damage caused by
Thousands of burning wells.

The only other thing to come close is a volcano in 18th century Mexico,
The natural soot spread rapidly.
And in a dry desert climate,
The oil clouds will go higher than they did over Yucatan.

It is:
The year without a summer.


The author's comments:
This was an introduction poem I used for a project. The topic: Gulf War and its dreaded outcome.

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