Billy the Kid playing croquet:
It isn’t as mad as it sounds –
A hoodlum who murdered. Well, okay:
Perhaps he had plenty of grounds.
Perhaps he had far too much blood on his palate.
But perhaps he was useful at swinging a mallet.
Vladimir Putin and judo:
He plays some ice hockey as well.
I bet that he’s vicious at Ludo –
Personal issues. That’s swell.
Perhaps he is keen on the Syrian arts.
But maybe he likes maiming bodily parts.
Barack Obama and golfing:
A seventeen handicap, too.
He could have been riding on dolphins –
But he licenses fighters on cue.
Perhaps he can sleep to the sound of a rotor.
Or maybe the killing is part of a quota.
Billy the Kid favoured jump shots:
There wasn’t much wrong with his wiring.
He preferred the bad apples to kumquats –
He found triple peels very tiring.
There he is, thinking of firing his gun:
Or maybe he’s simply enjoying his fun.