Poetry – King

King

When I become King of the world

I shall be absurd.

My first act will be to abolish

Every unpleasant word

(Along with all the concepts

Through which they have occurred).

They shall all be consigned

To the depths of outer space

To be left without a trace.

Top of my list will be guilt

Evil and war,

Followed by torture, greed

And poor.

Then I shall eradicate intolerance

Dishonesty and unfair;

Make everybody cheerful with more words

For happiness and care.

Love, respect and empathy

Shall replace arrogance and hate

So please get all your suggestions in

Before it gets too late.

When I am king of the world

The changes will be quite absurd,

For I am a man of my word.

Hurry please

Time is short.

The election is soon

I am doing all I ought.

There is much to change

I am eager to rearrange

The alphabet

On your marks –

Get set!

OPHER  25.3.00

Sometimes I am frivolous and silly. I had this notion that if we merely banished all the unpleasant words that all those horrible things might simply disappear.

What whimsy.

If only things were that easy.

Even so, if everyone was to get together and elect me king of the world I would be sure to put everything right and sort all the problems out – honest!

4 thoughts on “Poetry – King

  1. Abolish all political and religious words that are not proper names, but are conventionally spelled with a capital letter. government, state, church are three examples.

    1. I’d certainly do away with those capitals and I’d also do away with States and all religions. We do need government though. 8 billion cannot manage themselves. In times when there was no law life was terrible.

      1. Once again, Opher, we are in agreement! The state is, in essence, the dictatorial rule of a political hierarchy. And the church is the equally bad rule of a religious hierarchy.

        And yes, we do need some form of government; Tom Paine was right when he said that government is a necessary evil. Even a football match of 22 people needs a government; he’s called the referee. The key, I think, is not the quantity of government, but its quality.

      2. I would agree with that. I want a government that delivers order, good value for money while giving me freedom to live how I want. I want it to be a force for good with being environmentally destructive or warlike.

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