Saturday, November 15, 2014

Poem-A-Day November 9

Prompt: what’s in the news

On Shirtfrontery

Like winning a cricket match
this takes a little thought
though the rules are simpler
for this diplomatic sport.

You have to have a mouth
that can’t hold back
whatever chokes you up.
You have to have the knack

of making accusations without proof,
of disregarding fact and tact.
Forgetfulness is then required,
pretending you never did react.

Oh, Gumption has to be
your second name
to set up, play and win
this sense-less game.

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