The Fiancé inspired by Anthony Trollope’s "Can you forgive her?" (1864-1865) Alice, he wants your money, honey. Alice, he wants your cash. He’d never ask you without it don’t doubt it – He’s wild; but that would be rash. He’s no use for Alice in theory, dearie; He’s no use for Alice in fact. So don’t throw your heart in it hasn’t a part in The requisite terms of the pact. Every man has a sweetheart, sweetheart, Every man has a pet This man is in love with himself and your wealth Is all that he’s anxious to get. Targeted a reflection on communist terrorists in Africa Mom dropped us off at school: Goodbye, My darlings, see you soon She didn’t say, daily I fear Just wave, if I drive by at noon. Your school has such a lovely name She didn’t say, it’s on the list Arbor: shady garden bower. Of names released by terrorists. Did you have bomb drill yesterday, Roll-call standing in the field? She didn’t say, the sniffer dogs Found explosives well concealed. Let’s cut your hair short, pixie-style. She didn’t say, boys are safe. Why don’t you wear your pants today? She didn’t say, girls get raped. Sheri-Ann O’Shea is a South African-born teacher, now living in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and three lively boys.