TAKING STOCK

TAKING STOCK

*

It was a bad week for Poetry

they tell me.

Odes were down three points

at close of trade,

while Sonnets took a serious tumble

in the Markets.

Even the safe “Blue Chip” Love Poems,

for so long the Gold Standard,

after making allowances for

“Seasonal Adjustments” (Valentines Day),

showed a serious decline in trade.

It was a good week, however,

for Chainsaws and Lawsuits,

whilst trading in Nervous Breakdowns

broke all records,

as Investors seemed keen to invest

heavily in Chemicals of all descriptions.

People Smuggling numbers remained strong.

Adult Literacy was Down but

Gun sales were Up,

proving conclusively,

according to certain hard-headed

spokespersons for “the Realists”,

that while the Pen

may be Mightier than the Sword,

it’s no match for an Assault Rifle.

***

***

The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity,

and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

Recently appointed as a recruiter

for the Volountary Human Extinction Movement.

***

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~ by reverendhellfire on March 19, 2017.

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