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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - I Don't Understand French

I Don't Understand French

by

James Bredin


I donít understand French and I envy those who do
What are they saying down in Ottawa; is it something new?
What are their political plans; is it about you or me?
Are they going to tax and spend again or raise the GST?

What scandal are they hiding behind each French noun?
Is it something hidden in the Access Act or a cemetery mound?
Iíd learn French in night school but it costs an arm and a leg
And they want to keep it this way - wait for the translation or beg

Iím sure theyíre up to something but I donít know what
Too late for French immersion - youíre too old - thanks a lot
And now I hear them singing some serious French song
At least it sounds serious or have I got it all wrong?


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