The Spoonbill Generator

The Victorian Philistines

The entire world is as a foreign place [fester]

To those who don't believe in the horizon [Roland]

The perfect man has extinguished his love [fester]

Put out the light that others kept their eyes on. [Roland]

And then put out the light, so said the Bard, [Apsley]

While posing in his lime-green leotard [loaf]

As he scans the sweeping Plains for bison. [Barrymores Ghost]

The entire past is as a foreign land [Roland]

To him who keeps no remembrance of smiles [Barrymore's Ghost]

The weak man loves his country's history [fester]

Loathes the sons of foreign isles [Roland]

Though he would claim to serve them, were he asked [fester]

He would shirk his duty, should he be tasked [Barrymore's Ghost]

To leave these transitory things behind [fester]

Contributors: fester, Roland, Apsley, loaf, Barrymores Ghost, Barrymore's Ghost.
Poem finished: 4th October 2002.