I Saw Guns And Sharp Swords In The Hands Of Young Children

January 17, 2015

Apoem form the magical Johnny Wink:

I Saw Guns And Sharp Swords In The Hands Of Young Children

They are put there in the name of the Compassionate,
The Merciful. They are put there so as to enable
And enforce the killing of people by the children.

This is done in the name of the Compassionate,
The Merciful. Every time you think this species
Of ours just can’t get any crookeder, any meaner,

Than it already is, it ups and gets crookeder
And meaner—and sometimes it gets that way
In the name of the Compassionate, the Merciful.

And Abn ibn bin Fookwaddi ends up
Sounding just like Old Hickory to me:
There is no good infidel but a dead infidel.

The Compassionate, the Merciful wants all
Of the infidels dead as soon as the fidels can
Get ‘em that way. I read my testament and find

The same damned thing shot through a lot of it.
When the walls shielding the infidels come down,
Get in there, fidels, with your swords and get to it!

I don’t reckon things have gotten any crookeder
Or any meaner, after all. I reckon things have
Stayed the same old crooked, the same old mean.


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