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Friday, 10 April 2015

Zing Zang Zoonie


Courtesy The Gold Guys

Some people want, or so they claim
A life of international fame.
In music, sports, or TV screen
They smile, they wave, they pose and preen
When everybody knows their face
No privacy, no hiding place
They get their fame and then they try
In vain to shun the public eye.

Zing Zang Zoonie,
Life's a little loonie

Some want wealth, for a life that's high
A million or so to just get by
They have their jet, their cars, their yacht
Their houses, their servants, they've got the lot
But they fear to lose what they have earned
To thieves and tricksters and they've learned
To mistrust money grabbing friends
The paranoia never ends.

Zing Zang Zoonie,
Life's a little loonie

Others want to be the best
They work, they strive to beat the rest
They study and practice day and night
Always trying to get it right
Bur family and friends are left aside
For the sake of ambition and pride
So they claim the prize so dear
But have no-one to applaud or cheer

Zing Zang Zoonie,
Life's a little loonie

Power, for some, is life's goal
In government or business, they'd sell their soul
To be obeyed without a word
Their will be done. It’s so absurd
For every power there’s an assassin
With camera, gun or accusation
They fear and fret that somewhere lurks
The one to knock them off their perch

Zing Zang Zoonie,
Life's a little loonie

Then there are those who want the best physique
They nip and tuck and cut and tweak
That nose, those ears, those thighs, that chest
They spend their money to look their best
The smallest blemish is what they fear
But wrinkles and sags will always appear
For age and health cannot be cheated
And so their beauty is depleted

Zing Zang Zoonie,
Life's a little loonie

But then there’s the few who only strive
For what they need to survive and thrive
Enough money to pay their bills
Friends that stay true through good and ill
They are content to have enough
Without sparkly shiny stuff
Happiness is their only desire
And, for these folk, that’s theirs to acquire

Zing Zang Zoonie,
Life's a little loonie

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