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,
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.