Things of Fishy All

A fish supper at John Dory










The ANC set out to be
With protests, as usual, vile,
Filled with their usual idiocy
And drowning in ‘de Nile’,
Although from Egypt rather far
They show by all their actions,
As dimmer than the mummies are,
With anti-truth-type factions.

Their answer to a damning book,
With proofs of deep corruption
Is not to stop and take a look;
Instead, at launch disruption,
They seek some copies there to shred,
As if, by being vandals,
The truth will all be rendered dead,
So they avoid the scandals.

On the news this evening was that a Cape Town launch of the book was disrupted by (apparently ANC) protestors, who tore some of the books. This represents another rotten thing in the state of South Africa, with very smelly consequences.

I see that with all that has been going on I missed the tiny matter of it now being well into NaPoWriMo, or in my case GloPoWriMo. Nort a prawblem, as they say locally. It so happens that I have dished out a rhyme for every day of the month so far, and if I continue to do so will qualify for my seventh sidebar badge, having started in 2013. None of them this month so far has been on the suggested theme for the day, but I may follow a few of these later on during the month.

© April 2019 Colonialist


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. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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16 Responses to Things of Fishy All

  1. I admit to be a racist,and am considered as not a very nice person by some. But I don’t walk around with my eyes closed and my ears shut. Too many do, and that’s why these vile groups can get away with their evil doings. It took centuries for us to become civilized beings, the way they are going they will never be civilized.


  2. Kathleen says:

    I’m looking forward to reading that book. What some people don’t realise is that when you burn a book you make others eager to read it 😊


  3. disperser says:

    I hit like but . . . you know, there’s stuff to not like, too.


  4. Desdi says:

    Great rhyming verse. Sounds like another kleptocracy waving Marxist banners.
    Long ago, I was so mixed-up I thought the ANC were the good guys…


  5. perdebytjie says:

    Very good poem, about a disturbing tendency of trying to ignore facts, by vandalim!


  6. A most excellent poem, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Well, there’s obviously lots of damning evidence of corruption in the book, otherwise he wouldn’t have had to rent a crowd to cause disruption of its launch.

    Liked by 1 person

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