Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

(7 September 1876 - 22 June 1938 / Auburn, South Australia)

A Fair Risk - Poem by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

Rashly I shot an arrow in the air,
And, as my shaft into the zenith sped,
I knew 'twas bound to fall some time, somewhere;
And wondered if 'twould dropp upon some head.


A certain friend of mine who loitered near
Remarked, 'Don't let the thing distress you, please.
'Twill hit a politician, never fear.'
And so, my tortured conscience was at ease.


Now, when I read of Party Government,
Its wrangles, lies, and methods most unfair,
I calmly step outside my tenement
And shoot another arrow in the air.


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  • Gold Star - 16,965 Points * Sunprincess * (5/3/2014 12:49:00 PM)

    ..........hope it doesn't hit a sparrow....enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012



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