Sunday, 13 February 2011

WALKABOUTSVERSE 102 OF 230

Poem 102 of 230:  CONGESTION

The waxing view;
And the taboo:

Increasingly now, for congestion,
Leaders make this sort of suggestion -

Nationalisation,
    Standardisation,
Integration,
    Taxation,
Bike-on;

Bon...but (through dread of accusation -
    “They don’t care about our children” -
And of losing the next election)
    Most politicians never mention -
Promote a lower population.

I do care for the lives of children,
And think birth-control mends congestion -

Curb the birth queue
And influx, too.

(C) David Franks 2003