We All Watch

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: December 18, 2016

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We All Watch.

 

 

We all watch the violence.

We all observe the scene.

So does that make us guilty?

‘Cos we don’t intervene.

The big bold brute, with ruddy face.

The haggard, nagging wife.

The mewing brat, who cries and cries,

The first to lose his life.

 

We all watch the mayhem.

We sit and watch agog.

Who’ll be the next victim?

Now he’s killed the sprog.

That nagging wife, she won’t shut up.

She really must be thick.

She didn’t see it coming.

She didn’t see the stick.

 

We all watch the chaos.

Though it’s not an easy view.

Who’ll be the next victim?

Now he’s claimed number two.

A policeman comes to call.

Who’d have thought that he.

In a cynical burst of merriment

Would be victim number three.

 

We all watch the havoc.

As he wrestles with Old Nick.

He can even fight the Devil.

When he hits him with his stick.

The ghosts of all his victims.

A really eerie sight

These aren’t real people.

And these, he cannot fight.

 

Of course we’re watching Punch and Judy.

It’s just a sea-side show.

The violence. It’s just slapstick.

But one thing I’d like to know.

Supposing it was real.

And not a sea-side scene.

Would we still be watching?

Or would we intervene?


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