Thursday, February 27, 2014

Four Stanzas


Nitro-this and cyano-that –
Descriptors of a cloud aflat
Upon a lea –
Another amputee
Of Earth;
We turn, and let it be.

I draw the smoke from fine cigars
To lessen stress of mind –
Environmental death has come.
Who cares! I must unwind!

They pump the iron and
Coo Adonis;
Silicone bags are much the same –
The common lie to cheat a woman –
Either way it’s all a game!

Funny, really –
Chemical tits and musculature
Replace the brain to reproduce –
A lump or two to grope in fun –
Decorum slipping down the sluice!

Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2011

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Allie


Today you are the birthday girl,
and I hope you have a very happy one,
with lots of friends and family around.
I would give you a hug,
but you are too far away from me.
So I am sending it over,
hope you caught it.
Go easy on the grog today,
plenty of cake no one will mind,
but the grog will put you one over the eight,
that would never do.
I hope the sun is out for you,
no clouds to mar the blue,
so you can have a wonderful day
to remember the whole year through.
There is just one more thing to say,
from that Dodgy Vicar friend far away.


For Alison Cassidy