Thursday, May 13, 2010




It was meant to be artistic;
It turned out to be mundane!
This girl looked rather charming
As she strummed-out some refrain.
The dappled shadow attracted,
The decorated wall entranced,
The sunlight on the shady leaves
Picked up the theme and danced.
I have a great affection
For our local Beaumont Street,
And here was a tiny corner,
A busy-day retreat.
But oh what an intrusion!
The fellow with the phone!
Why didn't I wait a bit longer
Till my guitarist was alone?

(An Acrostic)

Ridiculous behaviour! Thoughtless and obscene!
Only an idiot would rage, if you know what I mean.
As though we can't cooperate and use the roads together
Decently taking heed of special needs and tricky weather.
Rude gestures never ever help they only make us mad.
As for fights, there's not a one that isn't really bad!
Get wise, you drivers! Learn to share the only roads we've got!
Ending as a statistic doesn't help an awful lot!


Darlene said...

The girl in your idyllic scene seems more interested in the guy in the phone booth than in her strumming.

Road rage is a real hazard.

Jo said...

You have to wonder, is the couple together? Oh I love your road rage acrostic and cartoon. We are always amazed at the NO road rage here in Khartoum although the traffic is horrific.