$5 A Barrel Of What?

Oil?
Now sold at what?
Five dollars a barrel?
This is an immediate sign,

by Lawrence S. Pertillar Click to read full poem

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(cont.) i think i 'sent' another piece of comment, but i don't know if you'll get it. it's been a bit of a pain in my to continue sending LONG comments [ now that PH limits size of comments ]. bri :) p.s. have you found lately that PH does not supply a Send Message to click on in order to type a private message (not poem comment or reply to an Inbox message) ? ?
(cont.) i think i 'sent' another piece of comment, but i don't know if you'll get it. it's been a bit of a pain in my to continue sending LONG comments [ now that PH limits size of comments ]. bri ;) p.s. have you found lately that PH does not supply a Send Message to click on in order to type a private message (not poem comment or reply to an Inbox message) ? ?
(cont.) the price of caviar? well, don't complain; someone has to catch the fish, squeeze its eggs out, and can them, ship them, etc. etc. i'll take TWO cans. and hold the lox (also a fish product) but i'll take a toasted bagel and cream cheese. make that one for me and one for Lawrence. to MyPoemList...i guess. : ( or :) ? (cont.)
(cont.) the price of caviar? well, don't complain; someone has to catch the fish, squeeze its eggs out, and can them, ship them, etc. etc. i'll take TWO cans. and hold the lox (also a fish product) but i'll take a toasted bagel and cream cheese. make that one for me and one for Lawrence. to MyPoemList...i guess. : ( or :) ? bri :) (cont.) ?
(cont.) i've the feeling this poem has more to offer than i've gotten out of it. i think it is good, but barrel or gallon makes a difference in my outlook. (cont.)
(cont.) a gallon of gas for our car costs now about $4.20. a barrel of crude oil, from which 'gas' is derived is now about: Brent crude oil spiked higher on Friday to trade above $60 a barrel for the first time in more than two years. AND: On average a barrel of WTI crude oil produces approximately 20 gallons of gas. BUT, don't ask me what brent means or WTI means! ! ! (cont.)
made n the shade.... with a lemonade? [i did not make that up, but heard it years ago, as, i assume, L.S.P. did also.] i'm undecided. is Barrel meaning this: barrel (bbl) 1. Unit of volume for crude oil and petroleum products. One barrel equals 42 US gallons or 35 UK (imperial) gallons...? ? ? or do you mean gallon? ? it makes a huge difference in the poem's meaning, which i'm definitely not sure of (now) . (cont.)
Still maintaining a high degree of wit. Glad to see you back!
The price of oil is larger than our pocket books or wallets. Maybe horse and buggy will return soon, Inspiring Lawrence.
Loved this. Clever indeed
A clever outcry against an ominous situation. Excellent. Love it!
Makes me want to run out an buy a used Prius!
A poetic concern on the rising price of the fossil fuel that squeezes the existence of the common man. Geat poen on contemporary issue. CP