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Leunig Sums Life Up
HumourtonyhSun, 25/02/2018 - 11:31am
I sit here feeling pretty low about the state of the nation and trying to think up something smart to say about the MidCoast Counci debacle. A jet skier flashes past our house inside the oyster leases where kids are swimming. I'm thankfully distracted as a poem by one of our best loved cartoonists comes to mind: ODE TO A JET-SKI PERSON Jet-ski person, selfish fink, May your silly jet-ski sink, May you hit a pile of rocks, Oh hoonish, summer coastal pox. Noisy, smoking dickhead fool, On your loathsome leisure tool, Give us all a jolly lark, And sink beside a hungry shark. Scream as in its fangs you go: Your last attention-seeking show, While on the beach we all join in, With, " three cheers for the dorsal fin!"
It’s high tide as the hoon’s bow wave splashes over onto our lawn. Which of course reminds me of another Leunig poem:SEA FEVER I must go down to the sea again, Before it rises up to me, Before the ice caps start to melt, And spoil the loungeroom underfelt, Oh dearie, dearie me, I must go down to the sea. Now I’ve got that off my chest, I feel so much better. Thanks Michael Leunig.