Czel’s Bells –> Jacqueline’s Challenge @jacqueline_czel #poetry #lyrics

© By Boinkaz

The poet, novelist, and musician Jacqueline Czel had the temerity to thrown down a poetic challenge: to come up with a nursery rhyme by week’s end. This is my response.

When I grow up

When I grow up
I want to be
a lobbyist
in old DC
I’ll buy my clients
public goods
like leases, airwaves, national woods.

For Congressmen are not enough
and they’re butt ugly in the buff.

When I grow up
I want to go
to torture in Guantanimo
I’ve dreamed of killing for the Cross
to show the Muslims who is boss.

For the rule of law is not enough.
Spare me the civil liberties guff.

When I grow up
I want to be
the TV’s prime reality
I’ll share my “trauma”
while stark naked
of how for 20 years I faked it.

For war and famine’s not enough.
My struggle makes those whiners tough.

Over to you Miss J!

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