John Carter Brown
My Genes - Poem by John Carter Brown
My genes have just abandoned me
And taken off my son
To far exotic places
Looking for more fun.
They never even warned me
Or said a last goodbye
They thought that they knew better
And o'er the sea did fly.
It really came as quite a shock
But genes care not for feelings
Their loyalty is suspect
They are quite devoid of spines
To put it impolitely they're
Two-timing little swines.
I just assumed they'd stay here
At least I thought they should
I've carried them for donkeys' years
In flesh and bone and blood.
But soon they'll be Canadian
When from our Kev' they pass
(I wonder if they're thinking
That they'll then be upper-class) ?
I've thought about it quite a lot
And hope that you'll agree
That I should have them back again
But that's not up to me.
My chances of retrieval
Are as walking to the moon
So the only way to catch them
Is to go to Saskatoon.
(Written Dec 1998)
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