When Cabot crossed the raging Main,
Cod in commons sight were plain.
But avarice - human greed
Caught King Cod to paltry breed
And Fish for food was sought in vain.
They said the Cod are back again:
Pre-spawning! - (3PS) catch campaign!!
Over grounds that Codfish seed,
An echo of the inane deed
Caused Newfoundland to pain.
With modern ways, pre-eggs rain,
To fish the Fish leads refrain:
‘No Fish to fish.’ They pay no heed
To nature’s ways. - Let Fish breed
To chance increase in shoals again. *
Lip service only: "stocks sustain"
All climb aboard a gravy train.
No thought of future mouths to feed
Around the Bay. Indeed:
Mindless repeat defines insane.
March 28, 2018
Uncle Gnarley Blog, April 01, 2018
* extra verse added April, 03, 2018