‘My tummy’s got troubles; it’s fizzing with bubbles

And frightening gurgles abound!’

The doctor said ‘Curry’s the cause of your worries,

It’s not a significant sound.’

 

‘My car’s going clatter! Whatever’s the matter?’

I asked the mechanic, who found

A cigarette packet was causing the racket; 

‘It’s not a significant sound.’ 

 

A murmur was keeping my missus from sleeping,  

So I got an exorcist round. 

He told me ‘That humming is only the plumbing;

It’s not a significant sound.’

 

Outside there’s some liar who’s screaming out ‘fire!’

To get me to climb to the ground,   

But now I’m too knowing; I just keep on going

‘It’s not a significant sound. It’s not a significant sound. It’s not a significant sound...’

Significant Sound

© 2019 by Rob Stuart