Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Poetry Bus is on the Rampage!


The fabulous Watercats are driving the bus this week! Not only are they fabulous musicians, they have given us a fabulous prompt - and frankly I can't wait to see what they do with it. Here are the details:

1: PROTEST
2: IN A FOUR LINE POEM
3: WITH A RHYME THAT HAS A RHYTHM SUCH AS THUS;
     dum dum dunm dum dum dee dum
     dum de dum de dum dee dum
     dum de dum de dum dee dee
     dum de dum de dum de dee.
(or something).
My part of the process there-after is to turn (try to turn) alll.. (or as many as possible) of ye're verses in to PROTEST song... (this may or may not happen as quickly as I would hope).

So, here's my effort - as suggested by my father, this is a rant about the bail-out of the banking industry here in the US & the bonuses that some of the executives received as a result. It's actually kind of hard to do a four line rant - but here is mine:

There’s thieves and robbers in the land
Slick suits take money from my hand
“The bank can’t die it just can’t die”
Well, yes it can don’t buy that lie!

Now, make your way over to the Watercats site to check out the other rants!

15 comments:

  1. Great stuff Bug, equally applies here too!

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  2. BY JOVE! an excellent start to the whole thing. I'm looking forward to seeing where this song of the people might go! cheers for an excellent verse :-)

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  3. I agree, I really agree.
    They are full, so full of greed.

    Better get back to eating my cake...

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  4. YEEEHAAAAAAA!!! I think we have a revolution on our hands. Let's tear down the barricades, burn the banks, occupy government buildings and shout obscenities or the police!!
    Bug, we're behind you all the way!!

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  5. First seat on the bus! Your rampage is justified!!!

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  6. Well done. You make it sound effertless. Rhythm and rhyme have never come easy to me.

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  7. I too am a transplanted Southerner. Among the things I miss are cardinals like the one in your picture.

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  8. Coo Bug, that's a good one! And it's real!

    I'm a little worried about Peter. He was like that after the Veedon Fleece.

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  9. Clever Bug and brilliant, I think this could go worldwide!!!!

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  10. Bug, I share your anger!

    Literally, my protest is in the same vein :)

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  11. Yerrah! I wish AIB had died!!
    Nice one Bugness!

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