The strong are wise to be economical with the use of force.
Strangely, despite all that’s gone before they rarely ever are..
If the weak are in the way they swat them. If anyone speaks words they do not want to hear they silence them.
This stupidity is alive and flourishing in our country today.
Germs ooze out of a swatted fly
Some germs ooze from a swatted fly,
Seeped and oozed away.
Where they settled, what they poisoned,
May be hard to say
They swatted a fly, it was easy done
With feelings quite wry – they did it for fun.
But, Oh! – how the germs oozed out of the mess
An’ what it’ll get in, will cause such distress.
Some settled in the national press,
Some in much graphic art.
Where it will spread it’s hard to guess;
Some ills are sure to start.
Some went in words and some in tune,
That most may sing or hum.
Their message will be well known soon;
The violence of those scum.
Some settled in each raging heart,
Some in much local lore
Where it will spread what it may start
May make life one dark chore.
If only they had let him be
It would have flown away,
But now from sickness they’re not free;
For they’re plagued every day.
© Trevor Morgan, 26/6/2018