Tuesday, 22 October 2013

I Spy

The Yanks are in danger
of ruining our alliance
as they have been spying
on the citizens of France.
It may appear harmless
to be spied on, except
every word we utter
is subject to intercept.
Perhaps they even know
of everyone’s dalliance,
of those who have affairs
and the ones affianced.
Let’s ask Laurent Fabius
to tick off their embassy
and tell them it won’t do
to pursue this lunacy.
If we are scrutinised
we’ll suffer from stress;
will have to be discreet
or lie about our mistress.
We don’t have other secrets
apart from "L’amour".
We follow in the footsteps
of Madame Pompadour.
So please United States
listen to our earnest call
drop this eavesdropping
and do for once play ball.
© Luigi Pagano 2013

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over spying claims 
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