where creative minds can interact
'Ricky's Chinese Dream'
copyright 2010 by Rick Reiley
I had a dream the Chinese
Fired all the workers and ran it themsleves
From Bugs Bunny and Mickey to the toilet room workers
Right down to the ticket takers and elves.
Colleges were run by news anchors and readers
Who only knew what they were handed to read
Students there studied Rupert Murdoch's wardrobe
And all took lessons in puttin stuff up ther sleeves
What were we I thinking? What were we doing?
How could we not see this coming along?
Everything we learned had been jumbled and twisted
And all upside down
And backwards and wrong
Then the highways were blown up with dynamite
So everybody pretty much had to stay put
Stay home and be friends with their ugly old neighbors
Reading old papers through ashes and soot
Electrical power was banned as an evil
Went back to bicycles and half lame mules
Writing letters on paper
But no way to mail them
It had a way to make us all feel like fools
We were all marched backwards to go live on the land
But we couldn't do nothin' but just stare at our seeds.
None of us had never planted a thing
We'd only mowed the front yard and pulled a few weeds
When I awoke I was mumbling Chinese
Then realized I didn't know how
I was awfully relieved and thanked God for his mercy
But I'm kinda wonderin' what to do now
Maybe learn a new language and go milk a cow