Bonjour, c’est le vingt-quatre d’Aprille
With its sweet showers
Still, it could be worse.
And maybe it will be.
Twenty-four hours from Tulsa –
Wherever that is.
24/7 – all of the time, basically
Every second of every minute of every day – for ever.
Twenty for – none against: carried unanimously;
With no animosity at any stage of proceedings.
Mis-leading is the word, haven’t you heard;
It’s not ‘Grease’ anymore.
’24’ with Kiefer Sutherland, a day in a day;
Though I preferred Donald, his dad, Cloudbusting his way
Through a Kate Bush video from the eighties;
When ‘Cloudbusting’ was incomparable to ‘Shipbuilding’.
Every month has twenty-four days! Discuss.
And if there are 50 ways to leave your lover,
I’d like Paul Simon to have listed at least 24 of them;
However, it was probably a ‘title before the content’ situation
– Still, it’s still a good song after all these years.
Twenty-four: the number of fingers and toes
Of an alleged Anne Boleyn after she received the chop!
And Jake the Peg had one more on top.
If that’s still a comment that I am free to make.
Twenty-four, an Earth day’s whore;
A matter of Planetary Law;
A time in which to be, and that is for sure;
Virtually a time-scheme for all, rich or poor.
Diddly-squat – a random replacement,
What the smile on my face meant –
Diddly-bit, Diddly-some, Diddly-few, Diddly-squat –
And so on, if that’s your wont, your unaccustomed bent.
Twenty-four, rather far-fetched in its outlook;
The last hour of the day, that is actually nothing
Nil, nada, rien, sip, zero, blap, prosh, menkif, elnse;
And a few other made-up words of little or no consequence.
And in a sequence, Wikipedia says it comes ‘after twenty-three’
And ‘before twenty-five’; though I am disinclined to believe that;
Maybe I am a disbelievist, maybe one of those exists;
Maybe I am a man, who likes to dissect lists, or maybe I’m not.
Maybe, there is no ‘maybe’ about it.
Maybe there is. Sometimes ‘quelquefois’ slips into my mind;
I find it there waiting for a moment when a French-type
Asks me if I ‘aimez le vie’ and I can reply with an apposite word,
Contrary to opinion, I agree with the rest, until I reach a point
When I suggest that perhaps ‘for a change’ they could agree with me;
Then they pick up their football and go back to their maison dans la rue –
It’s true; it’s what they are programmed to do.
Twenty-four green bottles hanging on a wall.
Then the wall fell over, and there were no green bottles,
Just a lot of clearing up to do;
And so I did it, wouldn’t you?