A Poem A Day For A Year - 19/01/15
It always makes me laugh when a person’s bio on their social media account says ‘All thoughts on this account are my own and are in no way demonstrative of those of <name of corporation they work for>. What they are essentially saying is ‘these are the things I really think, when I am being myself in real life but when I am in the office, I think what they pay me to think.’ Since when did we become mouth-pieces for hire? Surely this is just as big a breach of freedom of speech than censorship and governments clamping down on blogs or people who dare to speak the truth. It is actually worse than being silenced by ‘the man’ because it is almost self-imposed. These people are then the kind who will speak out when freedom of speech is broken so not only are the cowardly but they are hypocritical.
Just a thought. It’s not really going anywhere.
Exciting new today was that we launched Issue Seven of Bunbury Magazine. You can find it right here and later in the week I will direct you to our ShortStops blog with more information on the issue and lots to keep you entertained for the next couple of months.
This is just a short one today. Been hammering the keys hard plugging the new issue. Can feel a slight touch of carpel tunnel coming on. For now, here is a poem. The prompt today comes from my own brain.
This is a press release on behalf of the
Foundation For Aardvarks Release Trust.
We here at F.A.R.T believe it
is high time all the aardvarks
currently being held in captivity
should be released back into the wild.
In this day and age, it is outrageous
that a creature such as the noble aardvark
should be subject to the ritual humiliation
of being paraded in zoos. Through our
hard work and the relentless campaigning
of our volunteers and fund-raisers,
it is our aim to have every aardvark
currently being held released by
twenty-seventeen. Help our cause.
Are the mics off? OK, we all know the real reasons
we want aardvarks taken out of zoos, yes?
To be clear, their noses are phallic.
We cannot have children staring
all around the world.
Pornographic little creatures.
What’s that? No,
the vagina-nosed mangabeys can stay.
They are too funny.