Poetry by Jeff Green

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A little thing I had to do

by cricketjeff on February 24, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The complicated people of AP
Love to make a mountain from a spot
In any little action they can see
Something very like a terror plot

The poetry that flashes round the site
Is sometimes rather more than first appears
What poets sit and write long into night
Can be the total sum of all their fears

Am I alone in thinking that a verse
Is often just a way to play with words
It doesn’t have to signal something worse
Than cattle buying china for their herds

So please don’t think this rhyme is aimed at you
Its just a little thing I had to do