Mulling It Over And Over
Aesop began mumbling a long time ago:
"Determined to care f o r
rather than care a b o u t"
similarly, the Idiot Soldier who ran through Archemides:
"having come this far"
Pliny The Elder:
"the public park in clement weather"
then also The Younger:
"where I count the blades of grass"
the Pied-Piper, if he ever existed, would surely add:
"I must count them"
and King Arthur, scanning the horizon:
"as essential or say"
Our friend Job, of biblical fame, he sighs:
"I'd be happy" while the Police say: "on the moon"
all them Kids entitled to free school meals say together:
"on the grass ants like clones"
Bernardette of Lourdes is on record thus:
"through the park railing townsfolk"
the majority of Snow White's little friends have a word each:
"rush" "all" "ways" "all" "the" "same"
while Phil The Power Taylor's gardener goes:
"moved closer to the gate I find"
tired Bingo Callers chant:
"the augmented and the diminished"
Margaret Thatcher's better half whispers:
"each one walks with a confidence"
the great scot David Hume never tires of pronouncing:
"that pavements never turn to custard"
and Victoria Wood dreamt the Angel Of The North snapped:
"nor skies crack wide open"
the Brothers Karamazov intone as one:
"and my sadness feels global"
the population of Ulan Bator sing like nightingales:
"desperate for such grand changes"
all the Wimbledon Ball-Boys of 1999 chime in:
"yet fearing the worst"
a Figure emerged from the mist of southend pier adds:
"in this best of all worlds"
as a legless beggar cries:
"I return to square one"
and the Newsreader ploughs onward:
"only all the more determined".