Hopes and dreams

 

All about us stood the accused

Not one of them felt abused

If I’d have known what was coming

I’d have run like f***

(Miroslav Hibek, 1993)

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It’s not a sonnet

 

Shakespeare, what did he ever do?

I mean really, what was it all about?

He used others’ stories,

Oh yes, he had a way with words,

I’ll grant you he was clever,

But really, surely, there’s more to life than

Plays, sonnets and poems.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bitter,

But I just don’t see the point of words

You see I’m not exactly literate or able to form a sentence

But I know one thing

I can tell who will win the 3.30 at Kempton,

He never did!

(Marshall Tiverton, 1966)