Father’s Day 2012

 

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.

 

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