The Thinking Poet

 

Casting Pearls

Politicians resemble the ass:
They bray,
But have nothing to say.
They should emulate the boot
With its silent tongue
That has a use,
And knows not abuse.

Politicians - learn from the tortoise!
It spends its day
In a purposeful way;
A reptile that never beguiles.

Also the tortoise
Has never taught us
To be raucous.

Politicians - respect the oyster!
You thrive
By eating alive
This simple bivalve.
Yet oysters
From their cloisters
Bring forth pearls to be cast before roisterers
Like you.

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Ron Cretchley

28.3.94