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August 2022
 
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Toys, Toys

by Richard Tornello


CHAPTER 1

When shopping for some weights to train,
    a bit,
        some time ago,
            (to add to home gymnasi-aim).
I noticed
    Manufactured,
        in Zhong Guo!

Then a thought that made me laugh:

Supposing this, supposing that
(said to myself and to my cat)
Wouldn't it be, Quote, Real?
If these hunks of mass of alloyed steel (note to reader: said quickly)
were made from rods all fully spent,
from plants of nuclear fuelishment?

(aside)
Not having sensors, will I ever know?
    But strange...
        I have managed
            To... grow... a... toe.

CHAPTER 2

What better way to dispose of waste
    (in a manner Sun Zi'd celebrate)
        destroy the enemy,
            in whose haste
                failed to monitor
                    the import of
                        reactors product waste!

Similiar I stated short time ago
    when went to buy a few bright toys
        for relative’s little girls and boys.

I took notice right there, and then
    the manufactured country of or-ee-gin.
        Looked at the paint and had to laugh.

LOOK I said “they’re using lead”.
    All they thought, I was out of my head!
        So here it is a few years later
            and sure as shit, I’m right, a’gin.

CHAPTER 3

A country that doesn’t care too much:
    with a billion or more ,
        what’s the fuss
            ‘bout the loss, of a few of us?

They bury a village to build a dam
    a 100 thousand, they don’t give a dam.
OR
Some tainted toys with lead alloys?
    So who cares bout a few girls or boys?

CHAPTER 4

From China to the Goods r US:
    What’s all this matter,
        what’s
            all
                this
                    fuss ?
(We think this stink is over rated).
We think
    You’re
         Talking
            Way too
                Much.

First it’s cats now it’s kids.
Our nice relationship appears on the skids.
    We think you're talking
        way too much!

Let’s look at some...  facts here in:

you’re polluting the planet
    you’re polluting us!
        You belch out toxins in the air.
            You ruin waters every where,
                And we just do a little bit ?
                    Do you really think we give a shit?

We think this stink is over rated.
    Besides...
    Oh
        MY,
            look what WE’VE JUST located.

Strange,
    we appear hold some bills...
        Oh by the way,
            Seems you’re late in payment.
                Maybe,
                    could we,
                        should we,
                            call them in?
Oh where, oh where,
    Do
        we
            begin?

Chapter 11

Now my friends,
    What we’ve put before you, please review.

AND
    Now that you’ve had time to think.
        What do you think
            About THIS STINK?


© 2007 Richard Tornello

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