Ant Smith


One Good Apple

Benny was a bent copper

Ironically enforcing laws

But when he went home at nights

He was bullied by his wife

Georgie was a great guru

Teaching was his life

But he taught those girls too well

How to multiply

Jonny was a journalist

Writing for by lines

Reporting on carrots like cocks

For his Pulitzer prize

Penny was a politician

Selling out for votes

But no one would fill her box

'cos she's another joke

Donny was a doctorate

Saving OAPs

From wondering who should be

Their beneficiaries

Peter was a perfect preacher

Fiddling with his flock

Touching them with the hands

That have touched his god

Coppers, teachers

Doctors, preachers

Journalists and politics

There's one good apple

Spoiling barrels

In any life we pick

Except of course

For rock n roll

And maybe poetics