Gongle Shanks

Gongle Shanks always stood on his head

He slept that way, never went to bed

He did not like to stand on his feet

Or sit on a stool or a comfy seat

His behaviour was odd and some did say

‘Why stand on your head all night and all day?’

Gongle’s answer was simple and not that profound.

‘The world looks better upside down’   

‘I’ve seen this place from top to bottom’

But upside down its not so rotten’

‘I dislike this land it’s in a tangle’

‘It looks so much better from this angle’…

But people simply passed him by

Looked on in wonder and did not try

To stop him from his strange behaviour

After all it was a sight to savour

Gongle Shanks