Friday, July 06, 2007

Time


The Speaking Clock


On the third stroke,
It will be 1789,
Precisely.

Robespierre and Danton will preside,
As the Bastille falls
And seven old men are released.

Later,
Citizen Capet will be taken
To the Place de la Revolution.
And on the third stroke
God will be created
In man's own image,
Precisely.

On the third stroke,
It will be 2001,
Precisely.

Bin Laden and al-Zawahiri will preside,
As the twin towers fall
And three thousand are `released'.

Later,
Ateqeh Rajabi will be taken
To the place with the crane.
And on the third stroke,
Death will be created
In religion's image,
Precisely.

On the third stroke,
Your head should come off,
Precisely.

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Like your poetry.

Mind if I link to your site?

Canker said...

Thanks very much.

Feel free.