Poetry by Jeff Green


Ineffectual Generosity

by cricketjeff on February 4, 2012.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

In Umbleania by the sea
King Bob has set the penguins free.
He’s wept to see his gesture wrecked,
It’s had no positive effect,
It seems King Bob was not aware
There were no captive penguins there.

Author notes

Umbleania-by-the-Sea has not been in the news much lately, although some of you will have seen the reports of the failure their last Moon Mission, apparently the kite needed a longer string.