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The Nursery Rhyme of Life

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Nursery Rhyme of Life

Nursery Rhyme of Life

Mother mother can’t you see,

What this smartphone is doing to me?

Daddy daddy where did you go?

Graveyard because of the tobacco

Poultry poultry why are these chickens so big?

Maybe it is because they feed them with cancer causing pills

Minister Minister what did you do to the altar boy?

Nothing, I just made him into my little toy

God Oh God why does it seem like you don’t care

Maybe it is because he is not really there

Police police, why did you draw your gun and shoot

He was black and I feared for my life, coppers moot

Doctor Doctor, why don’t you cure me and just call it a day

If I did that drug makers and I wouldn’t get a fat pay.

World o world, I am tired, why don’t you take me away

Because you still owe taxes and have them to pay.

© 2019 Clive Williams


Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 29, 2019:

Sadly, there is much truth in your nursery rhyme. We all hate taxes and what happened to altar boys.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 29, 2019:

Ruby...two things in life you can't escape. That is taxes and more taxes!

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 29, 2019:

LOL@Eric...please don't. These are for the depression adults.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 29, 2019:

Very excellent. Your social commentaries are on the spot. And no not a chance in hell am I reading this to my young son!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 29, 2019:

My goodness, we can't die cos we gotta pay them dat burn taxes. So much of what you write about is so true. Keep on telling it like it is.

Lorna Lamon on April 29, 2019:

This poem definitely has reality check written all over it. Thought provoking.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on April 29, 2019:

Jodah..life is a bitter pill to swallow

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 28, 2019:

Oh dear, Clive, this is such a depressing nursery rhyme. Probably because it is all too true.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 28, 2019:

This is definitely a modern nursery rhyme!

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