Sallie Howson


Yesterday


It was a funny old day yesterday.
The priest sent kids
Around his parish
To put stickers
On letterboxes saying
'Jehovah’s Witnesses
Please call.'

The graffiti artists
Painted
'Yes Islam' slogans
On watercolour
Backgrounds.

The Naziskins
Threw a welcoming party
For the
Illegal immigrants.

The politicians
Outlawed bureaucracy,
Reduced taxes
And gave themselves
A pay cut.

The trains
Ran on time.

Children everywhere
Ate their vegetables
And asked for more.

Husbands
Really listened
To their wives.

Women
Found burps and farts
Funny.

You read my poems
And I told you
I loved you
Yesterday.

Yes, it was a funny old day

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Edited: Sunday, February 20, 2011

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  • Rookie THE FIRST SHRIKE (5/8/2007 9:13:00 AM)

    True to life for inreality this the life that
    all do lead.Wive's should be wise, and if a
    husband is so blessed with one, then wiser
    then will the huband become.
    Good job on the poem as well.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ... Sheila (5/2/2007 12:20:00 PM)

    AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! I love it! My favorite part...'Husbands really listened to their wives'. This was a great, refreshing. light-hearted and funny piece! A perfect '10'. (Report) Reply

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