Shitstorm

Raining cats and dogs and horses
In a cacophony of bull—
Dripping through my eaves and ceilings,
Filling the buckets full.

I took each bucket out my door
And poured the muddle down the drain.
It left my porch; I watched with joy—
It’s someone else’s pain.

The sewage swelled and seethed and splashed;
The torrent swallowed me in it.
My house too fell and flowed along
The sludge and scum and shit.

I soon was joined by folks downstream.
We cried for help, albeit in vain,
While folks upstream gazed down and scoffed,
“They’re someone else’s pain.”

 

Colin Lee

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Please excuse the language coming from a soul quite fed up with both world and local affairs.

Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

 

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  1. Well done Colin.
    The more the dominoes fall, the more fed-up we get!
    Your closing sentence describes the sad truth of abandoning our problems to others – eventually nobody cares and an awful apathy abounds.
    Anna :o]
    PS Hope you are able to dig yourself out of the mire soon. Looking at this world today, local and global, I can understand why you are fed up…

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    1. Thank you, Anna, for the much needed empathy. Well, what can we do about it? As much as there’s a food chain in the human ecology, we gotta bear with the crap flow on its other side. Gotta suck it up and carry on … and thank whoever down the line for taking up our (un)fair share of mess. *sigh*

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