Yes We Can't

23 July 2010: "EU plans ‘toughest ever’ sanctions against Iran" - Telegraph.co.uk
Poem broadcast on 1 August 2010 on The World Today on BBC World Service.

I rang the doorbell
and said, excuse me,
but what is that smell?
He said this is just
a chemistry set.
No reason to fret.
Civilian use only.
Now go to hell.

I rang the doorbell
and said, excuse me,
I have a plan,
it's yes we can
and time for change.
Let's exchange views
and build a rapport.
He slammed the door.

I rang the doorbell
and said, excuse me,
I've reviewed my plan.
I've asked the neighbours
to agree to a ban
on shaking your hand
and in fact they may.
He said, ok.
Now go away.

I rang the doorbell
and said, excuse me,
I have a new plan.
I'll urge the neighbours
to agree to a surge.
Enough is enough.
He said, get stuffed.

I rang the doorbell.
I rang and rang.
There was no answer.

Then a big bang.


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