Old buzzards and apple pies

The committee decides on
who wins and who takes a dive,

just like a boxing match
some take a fall
some get it all
and usually
we get bugger all
and bugger ‘all isn’t a
country mansion,
even though to a Northern lad
it sounds the same.

and the committee always wins.

The house is fixed
the wheels are rigged
the cards are marked
the dice are loaded

just like life
put it all on the red
it’ll come up a joker.

Three score year and ten
sounds a whole lot better
when
you number your years
in single digits.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.