The Sistine Chapel Contract

The Sistine Chapel Contract

 Me and the lads

are in the studio

working on our

Madonna and Child

when in walks Mike

with a strange look

in his eyes

and cool as you like

he says:

They want me to

paint the ceiling

of the Sistine Chapel.

We say

Wha’?

He says:

The Sistine Chapel,

they want me to

paint the ceiling

of the Sistine Fucking Chapel.

Well,

you could have

knocked us over

with a feather.

This is a re-visioning, re-mounting of a blog post from last year. It is part of a series Slim is working on called “Lad Poetry”. Each poem, will contain the phrase “Me and the lads” as opposed to the “The lads and I” which is perhaps what the queen would say if she was about to go out for ten pints with a bunch of pot-bellied, balding guys to discuss football endlessly and get all misty eyed (again) over the passing of Joe Strummer.

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