We Say Far Too Little

We could give up watching television
and tune in to radio’s nicer images,
where all politicians are handsome,
wise, wholesome and trustworthy.

We say far too little, think far too much
about the whos, whats and whys of life,
forgetting that the statistics we portray
are the poor, the disenfranchised masses.

We have created the gatekeepers to food,
shelter, health, and future happiness,
they are the ones who keep us safe
so that others perish in our place.

We can unlock the future of the poor,
by opening up all hearts and minds,
making political systems accountable
in this world of diminishing resources.

We must say more, think more,do more.

poem © copyright Brian Shirra 2015

Some Silly Rhymes

Jack and Jill

Jack thought Jill was on the pill
As the two fetched up some water,
To each of them, a moment’s thrill
Brought Jack and Jill a daughter.

Georgie Porgie

Georgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie
He kissed the girls, who knows why?
When all the boys came out to play
T’was plain to see that he was gay.

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Had to go back to Ikea again.

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout,
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
Said itsy bitsy spider, “This bloody weather again.”

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
Quickly put their trousers on.
So many things were left behind
For lots of clothes they could not find.
They thought The Lord believed in love.
Whatever were they thinking of?