As I get older I fit into society better than ever.

I think about my health, my finances, religion and weather.

It’s more than finding out what’s wrong

Because it’s been of great concern all along.

I listened to our President and I’m beginning to freak,

Because it’s time that I should fix my leak.

The problem is around me and everything depends

If I have control straight through to the end.

Tires get leaks, roofs leak too,

Leaks keep me awake nighttime through.

Boats spring leaks and become dangerous and sink,

Footballs get leaks and drive men to drink.

All over the country it’s the topic of the week,

Surely someone knows how to fix a leak.

Leaks in government destroy security and trust,

Yet I want our government to be true and just.

Too much power in the hand s of a few

Without restraints concern me and should alarm you.

The President seems anxious to fix his leak.

If he doesn’t fix it soon he could be up a creek.

Leaks in gossip are entertaining to hear,

But leaks without controls could bring destruction near.

I hope it is simple to fix a leak,

And all my words are truthful as I speak.

There is less need to fix a leak,

If I am honest and it’s truth I seek.

August 4, 2017



Too Busy Is the City

Concert Crowd (Osheaga 2009) - 30000 waiting f...
Image by Anirudh Koul via Flickr

Busy is the city,

Places to go, lights that glow,

What a pity,

That the city can’t go slow,

Or stop to catch one fleeting breath,

Until death,

In the meantime it teems,

While cold hearts pass each other,

Frozen sounds it seems,

Caught on their lips,

No warmth to share,

No time to care,

Just places to go,

To and fro,

The city can’t go slow,

With heartbeat that rocks,

Calmness it mocks,

Breathes out, breathes in,

No time to grin or make a friend,

What a pity,

That the city,

 Races break neck speed,

And does not heed,

I think the city,

Should stop to rest,

But the city won’t listen,

It thinks I jest.

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