England, you cannot manage your apostrophes
and yet you would police Iraq!

Perhaps this is why you look to America
and the great grammarian Bush.

He will dismember your possessives and your plurals
with shock and awe!

A nation without punctuation is capable of anything
and a man without grammar is easily enslaved.

Which is why your leaders drivel
And Brazilians are nervous on the Underground

As a shrapnel of little black dots
flies into documents, letters, posters, and hoardings.

England its time you're soldier's
and you're sentence's were given an even break.


If you've any comments on this poem, K.M.Payne would be pleased to hear from you.