Waste Disposal (Poetry)

07th May 2018
There’s human litter on the streets
it must be cleared away
a prince is getting married and
nothing must spoil his day

It’s time to tidy up the town
it has to look its best
these homeless pose a problem so
we’re moving on their mess

It’s really quite embarrassing
and whether wrong or right
we have this awkward job to do
the issue’s black and white

Appearances are everything
high standards must be kept
unsightly objects have to go
all rubbish must be swept

A matter of the nation’s pride
in front of foreign guests
we’ll hang our flags and hope to hide
the shame of homelessness