written by Helen Harrison
The Dalai Lama came to Manchester:
passed by Piccadilly Gardens,
the Arndale and Afflecks palace,
He wore white shoes and a green visor,
stood on the M.E.N stage next to an adviser,
who chose a raised hand in the audience
to ask his holiness questions.
All wanted to be free of guilt,
he told every one of them;
it’s one life of many,
others are simply being built.
Manchester in happiness, could continue
the Pennine path to enlightenment;
keep filming Corrie and watch
Manchester City play Manchester United.
They began to chant,
Nice one, the Lama, Nice one.