Improving Airline Security

It used to be fun flying on a commercial airline,
back when arriving just 30 minutes early was fine.
Now it takes so long to get to your departing gate
that arriving two hours early often means you’re late.
Security measures were heightened, then heightened again,
Safety today requires tighter screening than ever has been.
Passengers must be searched for bombs, guns, or knives
in order to safeguard all of the other passengers’ lives.
Terrorists might even kill you with a bomb in their shoes.
Weapons in carry-ons or clothing, whichever they choose!
The answer is blatantly obvious to anyone who’s shrewd.
(Don’t be a prude and call this solution crude or lewd.)
Simply require all passengers to fly completely nude.

Harry Edward Gilleland      1.3.02    printer friendly



This poem was published in the April/May, 2002 issue of
WRITE ON!, a noted poetry magazette edited by Jim Garman.



This poem won the SoulStarz Galaxy poetry forum's SUNSPOTS AWARD.