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The Ostrich, a poem about ostriches

The Ostrich

Image courtesy of Wiki Commons. Ostrich photographed by Christian Kooyman

Image courtesy of Wiki Commons. Ostrich photographed by Christian Kooyman

The Ostrich

If I were an ostrich
I wouldn’t have to see
All the bad news on the BBC
I wouldn’t have to hear
About hunger, war and fear
I wouldn’t have to know
About people stuck in snow
I could happily let days pass
Idly grazing on the grass

If I were an ostrich
For me the sun would always shine
Should I care about those dying in Iraq and Palestine?
Why listen to politicians
Or banking mathematicians?
I wouldn’t have to think
About those needing food and drink
I’d just turn and face the sun
And continue having fun

If I were an ostrich
I would never have to learn
All about global warming and the tide that’s on the turn
There might be no world solution
To stop aerial pollution
Why care about equality
When you’re destined for frivolity?
So there are people living rough?
Well I couldn’t give a stuff
No solution can be planned
When your head is in the sand

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