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

Jason Carpp said...

Sadly, it seems to be true. You hear more about gun violence going on around the USA, it's insane! Will we ever put down the gun and learn to settle our disagreements in less violent ways? I believe it's possible if people are willing.