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Wednesday, April 18, 2007


by Mike McCulley

Back in school I was a horse
with a heavy load getting beaten
into submission by the almighty
administration, I work for a jerk

who treats me like a dog
performing tricks for a tidbit,
I am bullied by the badgering police,
the politicians and their apologists,

tormented by the credit card company,
the oil company, the cable company,
the telephone company, maltreated
by small minded editors

who believe that only they know
a poem, I'm tired of being the sucker,
the stooge, it's time to strike back,
bite the hand, and somebody

is going to get hurt, it's time
to be the trouble, the plague,
and let the almighty worry
about pointless violence.

Mike McCulley: Two point five decades / on computer escapades, / retired from educating / rewired for recreating, / pastime birding / part time wording. / He posts his tweedledum / at wordanger dot blogspot dot com.