praise be (debating class)

There is not even solitude in the mountains
But red sullen faces sneer and snarl
From doors of mudcracked houses

~

I cannot read
the news
today

it is all
politicians
snarling

liars
liar-catchers

attention-seekers

angry men
who want
to make the play

who want
to win the dame

be loved
just like
when mama loved them

and dad approved

and teacher
marked the paper
with
a super grade
because he thought
they showed
some character

to rant
and rave

in years nine
and ten

then made
a telling point
in
debating class

top of class

leadership

the world be . . .

australia be
praised
and glad

this is the future
of us all

god be praised
and
keep your head
down low

~

9 thoughts on “praise be (debating class)

  1. This poem is so accurate; there is no leadership to value at present Sadly they would be like that irrespective of the pandemic. Thank goodness you are still you Frank and can tell the tale.

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