Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Little Louisiana Shrimp--By Celine Rose Mariotti--United States

My Little Louisiana Shrimp

I am a little shrimp in the sea
BP sucked the life off out of me,
All this oil and gook,
No one can fish me out
To cook
I am a little shrimp in the sea,
A big oil company sucked the life out of me,
No fisherman can come and see
He can’t fetch me from the sea,
I am so sorry folks,
You can’t make me into a fried shrimp,
I can’t be made into shrimp scampi,
Forget the marvelous shrimp cocktail,
I can’t be eaten, not even by a whale!

Celine Rose Mariotti is an accomplished writer whose work has appeared in magazines all over the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia and India. Some of those magazines include: Green’s Magazine, Poet’s Review, Poet’s Art, Tombigbee, Hindu Young World, Magnolia Quarterly, Lone Stars Magazine, Pablo Lennis, Coffee Ground Breakfast, Pink Chameleon and many more. She has had six books published. She plays the guitar and banjo; has her own home business and lives with her family in Shelton,CT.


  1. Nice expression for a sad subject and a sad event. Much of our wildlife in the forest and in the sea are destroyed by man...


  2. A novel look at the pollution of our seas by big corporate companies, Celine. Such a scandalous affair.

    Jan x

  3. Hi Celine,

    Your poem expresses much about what big companies are doing with no regard to our environment and their lack of accountability for the long term effects afterwards. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Your poem put the big corporate oil companies to shame, Celine. Well done for that!I enjoyed the read.

    Jan x

  5. Such a sad shrimp tail. You've added a little levity to a horrible, horrible happening. The say the shore is back.