BY FLYING JOHN
I was sitting home, watching TV, on a quiet peaceful day.
When the doorbell rang, at a critical point, when some expert had something to say.
"Hold on, I yelled, I'll be there, just give me a minute or two.
There’s a guy of the tube about to let us know, what's important to me and you."
"It's urgent, he yelled, best come now, this matter will not wait.
I'm here to save you, so hurry up, before it's way too late."
So I flicked the remote, ran to the door, and opened it in haste.
There stood a man in a tee shirt, it read, Down with Nuclear Waste.
I said, hi, how are you? I see you got one of them phones.
He said, yeah! I need it, friend, to save you from popcorn bones.
Popcorn Bones, I asked him, are you sure that that's a threat?
"It's worst then global warming, friend, on that fact, you can bet.
You see, my friend, I 'm an activist, make a hundred grand a year.
Just saving ignorant folks like you, from the things they do not fear.
I went to college, but hated work, so this career I have choose.
I make good money, from folks like you, so I can pay for these fancy clothes."
That's fine, my friend, I understand, but are you sure about this threat?
Oh yeah, he smiled, it's real okay, it just hasn't hit TV yet.
"Well what do they do, these evil things, and whose the one at fault?"
"They damage our genes, pollute our streams, while putting money in a corporate vault."
"Well, I ate some popcorn, long ago, but damned if I recall. Having cracked my teeth on popcorn bones, them things must be awful small?".
"Small as there are, they fill our dumps, and defoliate our trees.
Just give it ten more years or so, they'll bring us to our knees.
You don't have to take my word for it, friend, it's all in this report.
It's written by some scientist, with movie stars' support."
"Well, what can I do, to end this threat, and help my fellow man?"
"Just sign right here, and write a check, I'll let you know the plan."
So I signed the thing, and wrote the check, then placed it in his hand.
He said, I'm off to Washington, friend, to go and see the man.
We'll make a new law, with Senator Ted, and the rest of the gang we know.
We'll have hearings and such, with lies of course, and maybe a TV show.
We'll get the votes, with the network news, and get a new law passed.
Then we'll tap the phones, of your neighbors and friends to end this blight at last."
So I wished him luck, then off he went, I thought that I done right.
When six months had passed, they got their law, and I went to jail that night.
For, it seems I was part of the problem, you know, but I'm still confused today.
For I'm doing six to twenty now, with the guys from NRA.
Popcorn Bones you ask me? Never heard of them you say?
Well of course not, friend, we banned them all. There ain't none around today.
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