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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XIX and XX

IF ever I had a country : XIX - XX

                                   XIX

If ever I had a country
And if ever I were the Minister of Industry
I'd put a stop to the production of machines that disturb the peace
Electric-drillers motor-bikes clanking street-cars trains infested with fleas
Exile all Formula One champions to Singapore and Monaco
Where only the reeking rich besides you-know-who go
That is, if ever I were the Minister of Industry
And even if I never ever had no country

                                    XX

If ever I had a country
And if ever I were the Minister of Technology
I'd clamp huge fines on manufacturers of machines without silencers
Banish all noise-making inventors wifeless to the Antartica's fastnesses
Lock-up for life all architects and engineers who build tenement-flat cities
With walls and floors so paper-thin to permit all kinds of sleepless atrocities
That is, if ever I were the Minister of Technology
And even if I never ever had no country

© T. Wignesan - Paris, July 8, 2018

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Date: 7/8/2018 7:55:00 PM
TW.. Tonight, the mountain sky is clear. In a few hours the stars will tease me with their winks. The twilight is for your poem, and it's as enjoyable as the coming sunset!
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Date: 7/8/2018 10:57:00 PM
Bonjour, Lyric Man ! You are waxing lyrical by the day, but that's far too much praise: I accept it in the spirit with which it was first sincerely meant. As I intend to keep this sequence going for quite a while yet, I do hope the installments meet up with your standards. It's easy to see, you commune well with Nature. My best to "Bo" as well. Every good wish.