Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Dear …“.


Got sick this week so had to phone the poem in to JVG. Sorry for the lack of quality in the recording. When I get my voice back under control I might redo it. I will let you know

Fortunately the theme this week from Jon provided a poem that nearly wrote itself.


No Ed this week, have a listen to how it went below…

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Dear …..

Dear God
It’s only me. Remind me what you do again?
This planet you created is certifiably insane

Indulge me for a moment: Throw a dart into a map
Odds on where it lands there will be some kind of scrap

Wars, disputes, violence; senseless acts of man
Or one psycho with a gun who starts killing ‘cause he can

Where arguing for gun controls is tantamount to treason
He had 23 guns – and they’re looking for a reason?

While Vegas grabs the headlines, lives tragically cut short
The genocide in Africa rates a byline down near sport

Our compassion slants, as ever, west: it’s probably time to note
Our anger is best focussed where we live and where we vote

Take a closer look at home to your Leyonhjelms and Katters
Blaming meddling urbanites who interfere in rural matters

Frustrated in their efforts to access more powerful arms
Essential for eradicating vermin from our farms

Claims of a Nanny State has become a lazy habit
How many rounds per second does it take to shoot a rabbit?

They say people kill, not guns, yet when all is said and done
While millions act responsibly it only takes the one

Whatever helps prevent Port Arthur happening again
If the term for that is Nanny State then God I say amen

© Copyright 2017 Ian Bland


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