22 Jan 2017

Meet Black

Black can mean so many things
it can be misunderstood,
like when its said in plural
it's both racist and it's rude.
Yet put the small word 'all' in front
and the plural form seems fine 
- who wouldn't want the All Blacks
to play in their front line?

We can think of Guinness drinkers
as they sup on their black grog,
or talk of deep depressives
for those suffering from "black dog."
Black beans will help your colon,
Black-eyed Susans flower in June.
If there are two 'new' in a single month
that will give us a black moon.

Break a strike and you're a blackleg
Blackball someone and they're out
All in all black is quite gloomy
But black coffee may stop gout.
Too much booze may cause a black-out
and black humour makes us laugh,
yet for bad luck to pursue you
let a black cat cross your path.

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