Festival of Slights (response to the Festival of Lights concert, 2007)
In Charlottetown, Prince Edward Isle
Debate is in session– don’t smile.
Some folks are uproaring,
While others are storing
Their expletives up for a while.
The headliner band, Nickelback
On profanity hinged ev’ry track
And underage drinking
Left councillors under attack.
The trend in this day seems to be,
Let anything fly– just be free
With curse and vulgarity,
These days no rarity–
Hang out in a schoolyard and see.
Debate is ongoing online;
On “The Island” youth think it’s just fine
To keep on with their swearing,
There’s nobody caring,
So shut up! Refrain from your whine!
Can’t say it’s a big shock to me
This happens, for what do we see?
“Madge’s” bold “Mother-F…”
Sure made my lips pucker,
When she shrieked it on Live Earth T.V.
The upshot of Canada Day?
People can say what they say,
So what does it matter
If all their bad patter
Pelts down on us? F-bombs Away!
Kathleen Mortensen © 2007