Sunday, May 17, 2009

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

Mammon to right of them, Mammon to left of them
Volleyed and thundered with sackings and pay cuts
Into the valley of debt rode the six hundred
Their lifetysles eroded, their careers plund'red

(Apologies to Lord Tennyson's "Charge Of The Light Brigade")

8 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

If this weren't so true, it would be funny...unfortunately it's too true and too sad
Sandi

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Hmmmm very apt I'm afraid.

Why did the banker walk into Macdonalds?

Because he worked there.

Over here you can probably add a few MP's to that joke.

Lee said...

Oh, I like this one, David! As Sandi says, it is too true to be funny, but you made a good poetic observation in the tradition of a poet laurette. Well done!

Got two new posts up at my place. Nothing great, but my evenings are free now and I'm back to blogging again. :-)

Cheers!

Lee said...

Hmmmm...I'm thinking that Five Hundred might make better sense, and a fun play off the Fortune 500 of today. LOL

Thumbelina said...

Oh my GOODness David this is inspired! Wonderful, apt and with great rhythm. :)

Moannie said...

'I want to do my bit' he said
And made a bid for Parliament.
Where he did his best, to feather his nest,
In total self-serving em-ploy-ment.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Very keen insight with a witty pen! Bravo! ~Janine

BT said...

Sadly amusing indeed.