Sunday, 20 February 2011

Missouri Logic

Senator Cunningham,
you yearn for the days
of chimney sweeps?
Stunning ma’am.

Allowing a company
to hire their kid
won't smoke out a job
for Mom or for Dad.

State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work


John Newmark lives in St. Louis, Missouri, performing his poetry at
local cafes. He is slightly obsessed with genealogy research; his
militia ancestor later deserted, turning United Empire Loyalist.



  1. I feel like I've just travelled back in time and it's not a good place to be!

    Cleverly handled with a great punny finish!


  2. In all its lightness, there was a serious message in this one.. Very nicely done!!

    I am liking the idea/mission here at Poetry-24, Martin... seems cool !!

  3. Took the link and am confident the bill will fail, but the poem did the job. Succinct!