Monday, June 13, 2016

America is a Gun by Brian Bilston

I saw this poem on Twitter just now and hope Brian won't mind my reposting it here. I wonder what kind of poems Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and other beats would be writing today.

America is a Gun
by Brian Bilston

England is a cup of tea.
France, a wheel of ripened brie.
Greece, a short, squat olive tree.
America is a gun.

Brazil is football on the sand.
Argentina, Maradona's hand.
Germany, an oompah band.
America is a gun.

Holland is a wooden shoe.
Hungary, a goulash stew.
Australia, a kangaroo.
America is a gun.

Japan is a thermal spring.
Scotland is a highland fling.
Oh, better to be anything
than America as a gun.


Bats said...

I like it and it is so true. Too bad, though.

Mary Ellen Stypinski said...

Poem to Brian Bilston
We had a party with your tea,
The USA is now quite free.
We cherish our Democracy.
America's freedom won.
Mary Ellen Stypinski