Tuesday, 23 April 2013

No Stone Left Unturned...

                       © No Stone Left Unturned...                                           

No stone left unturned, all our bridges are burned,
All pigeons have come home to roost.
All the bones are interned yet nothing has been learned,
Even so corporate business still receives a boost.
To assuage their guilt, they say ‘don’t cry over spilt milk’,
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
But that is the trouble, all the wildlife pays double,
Whales, orang-utans and other species are feeling the push. 

No stone left unturned, has the jury been adjourned?
It’s said that charity begins at home.
But when we have enough and let others do it tough,
The road to hell is paved with good intention. But Rome...
Was not built in a day, whilst in the sun we make hay.
‘Let them eat cake’, said the French bourgeoisie.
But for the grace of God and other deities quite odd,
That’s a fate that we’re grateful not to see.

No stone left unturned but can society u-turn,
So far away from oblivion beckoning?
Necessity’s the mother of invention, so we burn...
Resources, until finally there’s no dead reckoning.
It seems unbelievable that money’s the root of all evil,
Might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.
There are nine and a half sheep for each person to keep
In New Zealand; yet the Kiwi, regretably is damned.

No stone left unturned, no restraint in the nocturne,
Kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Hunger is a good sauce; as the native’s will endorse,
Ignorance is bliss, (is that all there is?) just the dregs...
Honey catches more flies than vinegar,
But revenge is a meal best eaten cold.
Haste makes waste: yet another excuse (hear the snigger?)
Better late than never, we must study further as we get old.*

No stone left unturned, a total lack of concern:
Let the chips fall where they may.
Just pour the sauterne and like the rings ‘round Saturn,
We’ll just blow all our troubles away!
A good conscience is a soft pillow; why bend like a willow?
Isn’t conservation just another vague proverb?
As you sow...so shall you reap and we’re in too deep
Place a sign on the whole planet: do not disturb!

* Chinese proverb. It says, "Study till old, live till old, and there is still three-tenths studying left to do." Meaning that no matter how old you are, there is still more studying left to do.

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