Thursday, 14 November 2013

Rocket Science

Who says that we are poor,
that our people find it hard
to keep the wolf from the door?
Doesn’t sending a rocket
to the distant Red Planet
show that we have a big pocket?
Some critics say the launch
could not have been made
if it wasn’t for the assistance
of overseas aid.
They doubt the wisdom
of the relevant authorities
in spending large sums
and question priorities.
Meanwhile the sale
of mementos of Gandhi
is a welcome distraction
and it is very handy.
© Luigi Pagano 2013