Thursday, February 11, 2016

Now We Are Old and Cynical

Fast

The Folks asked
The Gov and
The Gov asked
The Corporate
"Can we have a little bit of
Butter with our bread?"
The Corporate
Said, "Certainly
We'll go and see
The cow now
Before we
Go to bed."

The Corporate
They smiled
As they
Went and found
Some cutlery -
"We'll not share the butter
When we can eat the meat
Instead."

The Corporate went
To the Gov
And this is
What they said
"We'll keep
The meat
But you can take
A little
Bread."

The Gov
Took the bread
And said
To the Folk
"There isn't
Any butter
How about
You work
For crumbs
Instead?"
 
So
Folks,
Nobody's
A winner
Now
The cow
Is dead.

A.J. Ponder, once again with apologies to AA. Milne.

This  satirical piece is based on The King's Breakfast, was a bit more difficult than it first appeared, which is why it's a few days late. Hope you enjoy, I'm thinking about creating similar pieces for a small collection of Now We Are Old And Cynical
(Yes, I am aware of the "When we were Fifty" and "Now We are Sixty" but although I haven't seen either for a while, I'm confident this is a different take, however well worn the forms. :)

Enjoy your week
A.J.  
Author of  Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death and more.




3 comments:

  1. Well-done poem. The sentence structure matches the poem's pace just right. P.S. I have some poetry on my blog if you want to swing over and check it out.

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  2. Well-done poem. The sentence structure matches the poem's pace just right. P.S. I have some poetry on my blog if you want to swing over and check it out.

    ReplyDelete