Nancy L. Meek

ONE DAY

One day our fine leaders will get it right
and righteous wars brave men will fight.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
will put Humpty Dumpty together again.

The rich folk will share their sprawling estates
to help all the commoners better their fates.

Cats will chase dogs, mice will chase cats
and weak men will scream at the sight of rats.

The latest new craze will be to gain weight
to see just how high we can pile our plate.

Lettuce will be fattening, fine chocolate “not”;
Oh god! I can’t wait! I’ll take the whole lot!