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Monday, January 25, 2010

BANANAS, BORDERS, BREACHES

For ABC Wednesday
And posted to NaiSaiKu Challenge?
And The American Sandwich
And Monday Poetry Train Revisited



BACKYARD BANANAS

























These bananas are growing outside our back door.
They won’t be ripe until the end of February.


BORDER

Breakfast long before first light
Full steam and full beam ahead
Follow Nongbua North Star
Steering straight on till morning

Upwards to Udon/Nongkhai?
Or take the left turn to Loei?
Crossroads crisis averted
Westwards to winter we choose

Up-country cool-down forecast
Chiang Kan chillout climate change
And misty Mekong morning
Defy Global Warming signs

Customs House caution signs warn
Of counterfeit cigarettes
Filtering through Loei from Laos
Now smoke-screened by frigid fog

Zero visibility
Zero traffic tolerance
Borderline zero greeting
Not a hero’s welcome home

Positive prospect pending?
Lunch date with lawmen in Loei
Capital verdict confirmed
Decision declared this day

Arbiter’s armed attendant
Offers official outcome
Not stay of execution
Rather extension of stay


BENEATH BIG BEN

M.P’s don’t tell lies
They don’t fiddle expenses
‘Stealer State’ taboo…?
SATIRE Vs VERITAS
Real estate to view
Expensive diddles aren’t they?
No flies on M.P’s


BOGUS BIOGRAPHY BUTTY

The M.P thanked his biographer for his accurate portrayal.
Then he noticed the disclaimer, stating the story was fictitious.
Similarities to actual events were unintentional.