William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
DE NEW LAUREATE, SHE’S IN DE BUDGET
The Mayor an all de Clerks at de Victoria City Hall
Down dare beside dat Centennial Mall
'Ave selected a wonderful poetresse
To help us set straight de political mess!
Dey’ll fix de potholes in de municipal street
talk about panhandlers at de council meet
and doze tourist dollars dey are a real treat
will Victoria’s town crier do de meet an de greet?
I wish every success to our new Laureate
She’ll do a good job – on dat you can bet
With hanging baskets an legislature grounds
An horse drawn buggies making de rounds
Dare’s a lotta neat tings about which to write rhymes
Including cartoons in de Colonist Times
She’ll keep us entertained an keep us amused
As she poetically writes her municipal muse!
©Copyright July 2, 2006 by William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
Author’s Note: Written partially in the Patois Hinglish lilt of the Gatineau Hills log drivers – dat place where de red maple leaf on our Canadian flag hails from