Iowa DNR, a poem
To the editor:
They’re charged with protecting our water and air
And keeping the land from becoming too bare
Wannta fend off 10,000 hogs from Batavia?
The Iowa DNR will most likely save ya
When confronting pollution
They’ll find a solution
They’re a government department that cares
But yet they avert their porcine eyes
When faced with those filthy factory pigsties
Can it be our protection is only a sham?
Do their knees get wobbly
O’er the Iowa pig lobby
And for the rest don’t give a tinker’s damn?
I can’t help but think
When a whiff of CAFO stink
Comes wafting by my house, bike or car
That we’ve oft been betrayed
By taxes duly paid
To support the Iowa DNR
— Barney Potratz, Fairfield