The villagers awaited the upcoming event
knowing the celebrities would all be there:
the local M.P., with the Carnival Queen,
recently crowned, the doctor, the mayor.
His Grace was expected to grace the bash;
a brass band had rehearsed all day long
and was standing by, ready for action,
to delight the eager and expectant throng.
No one said what the celebration was for
but anticipations that there’d be a feast
were high. Meat, cheeses, and other fare,
would be served, or sandwiches at least.
The head of the school had been chosen
to perform the task, but her heart sank
when, cutting the ribbon, she found out
it was the Grand Opening of a food bank.
© Luigi Pagano 2016