The Ice Bucket Challenge.
Fundraising for motor neurone disease,
the ice bucket challenge. A bucketful
of water that’s freezing cold, if you please,
over the head and shoulders. Splash it all.
Done in good spirit and for a good cause.
And sight posted on the web and facebook.
Courage admired, a laugh, some applause.
All sorts who know, expect will take a look.
Realise, as I write this, the posture.
Head presented for the water at speed.
Strange the gesture, the victim to endure.
Mimics beheading. Thank God, not, indeed.
See, in Gaza, where bombed sites the trouble,
the plenty, used for water, is rubble.