Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Topsy-Turvy World


In the very very topsy-turvy world
Straight lines are elliptically curled
Way above is found below
Jungles covered up with snow
In the very very topsy-turvy world

In the world, so very very topsy-turvy
Ascorbic acid always brings on scurvy
Books with empty pages
Are read by all the sages
In the world, so very very topsy-turvy

The world of topsy-turvy consternation
Filled with topsy-turvy complications
Where the right is on the left
The most happy, most bereft
In this world of topsy-turvy situations

In our world where topsy-turvys heed no warnings
Where they’re sure there’s no such thing as global warming
They’re happy on their land
With their heads down in the sand
In our world where topsy-turvys heed no warnings

In our world of topsy-turvy politicians
Concerned enough to better our conditions
They’ll be always there for you
With an honest point of view
In our world of topsy-turvy politicians

In our world where topsy-turvy is the norm
Where we’re taught the only way is to conform
Where nothing is quite sane
Where peace can never reign
So long as topsy-turvy is the norm

Submitted: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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