Sunday, 20 January 2019

That Was the MUSE That Was

Here Is The News

I had a light snack
around one o’clock,
a slice of Cantaloupe melon
with Prosciutto di Parma.
The news was on TV:
the military in Burma,
who’d called her a felon,
had freed Aung San Suu Kyi.
In Syria and Afghanistan
there seemed to be bad karma,
Kabul attacked by the Taliban,
Damascus full of drama.
And Tibet was no exception;
China heard the Dalai Llama
demanding independence
and Buddhist monks rioted
against Sino intransigence.
Whether you are glad or sad
it doesn’t make a difference;
Formula 1 went ahead
in the state of Bahrain
(although some did recoil)
as we have to show respect
to kingdoms that have oil.
There were reservations,
about going to Baku
to sing at the Eurovision
but that is nothing new.
It may be depressing
and give us the blues
but we won’t ever stop
listening to the news.

© Luigi Pagano

Luigi has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.