Poems of the Week

My Two Cents

by Hilary Stanton

“Just 2% of Elon Musk’s wealth could help solve world hunger, UN says”
The Independent

“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag”
Mary Poppins

Dear Mr. Musk, your massive wealth
has proven that you’re canny.
But risking heaps on rocket ships?
Sir, you must need a nanny.

If you despise the UN’s cries
(“Give funds, and make it soon!”)
Perhaps a Mary Poppins song
will make you change your tune.

So take a note from Mr. Banks
(who got his just comeuppance).
Before you fly your fancy kites,
you ought to give a tuppence.