News bulletins teach us many things
Oddities and economic swings
It's “turn off mobile phones” they say
And “Stop female mutilation!” day!
No, I'm not joking – check it out
This poet knows what she's about
These items “also in the news”
Give rise to many different views.
The Smart phone's anchored in our lives
In touch 24/7 guys!
But is this trend a healthy one?
At times I wish phones were struck dumb!
And why should young girls far away
Suffer this indignity today?
The Greek bank crisis leaves me cold
We humans have been oversold!
(c) Poet in the woods 2015
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Day 6th February
November 2015 - Nigeria has now banned FGM.