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 A Hello Baloo*
Bad noises will do
Whenever it should meet you;
It doesn’t subdue
What it’s sending through
If it should chance to greet you.

The racket one hears
Is bad for the ears –
A quite horrific ruction –
The greatest of fears
And buckets of tears
Come from such introduction.

It starts, you can bet,
Like a clarinet
With reed in bad condition:
Shrill squeaks in a set
One therefore will get,
Commencing exposition.

And next it descends
To uttermost ends
Of vuvuzela ranges,
And some tuba blends
One’s poor eardrum rends –
It greatly more than strange is.

What will then emerge
Makes hyenas surge
In wildest admiration:
A wolf-howl-like dirge,
Plus, with toilet-purge,
Abdominal inflation.

So if you should see
Coming cheerfully
A Hello Baloo your way,
You should quickly be
Elsewhere, speedily –
Yell, ‘Goodbye!’ and do not stay.

*(Or the politician of your choice.)

© Colonialist June 2013 (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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  1. adinparadise says:

    I don’t have a politician of choice. 😀 When they get a soapbox and a microphone, they all sound the same. Their speeches are all hypnopompic, perstreperous bluster. 🙂


  2. The Asian says:

    They don’t make a noise, it’s just hot air coming out of their mouths 😉


  3. 68ghia says:

    BAAADDDD Col 😉
    Carmen or Cohen – had me giggling 🙂
    As for the noise – yes well. People seem to thrive on noise. And don’t get me started on those vuvu’s – most annoying thing on earth!!!


  4. Sonel says:

    Oh, I truly hate those Vuvuzelas or whatever they call those awful noisy things. I would so love to stick those things up…never mind. 😛
    I hate noise and noisy people. Great poem Col! 😀 *hugs*


  5. bulldog says:

    This is so good… I love it… wish I could write poetry…


  6. nrhatch says:

    Fantastic advice ~ when you see them COMING . . . get GOING! 😀


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