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The Jackass Caught In A Hailstorm

Poem by: Elton Camp

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When under verbal attack

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Submitted: April 10, 2014

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The Jackass Caught in a Hailstorm

By Elton Camp

When people begin to revile
Should we take it and smile?

Or should we angrily lash out
“How dare you say that!” shout

Thus to add fuel to the fire
And increase others’ ire?

The ancient advice, proven sage
You should not give way to rage

For the thing that we should
Is not speak evil, but good

Rather than with anger burn
Hurtful words do not return

Inwardly, I realize this is best
But my resolve is put to the test

While watching a neighbor’s ass
I saw the animal’s lack of class

A hailstorm the jackass caught
To escape, he could do naught

His loud braying was a mistake
It’s better the hits to silently take

So unlike the mindless jack
Stay calm when under attack

(Note:  This speaks to verbal attacks
 only.  A person under serious, physical
 attack or with reasonable expectation of
 one has a right to defend self and others.
 “Turn the other cheek” is widely misinterpreted.
 A “slap” is an insult.  If somebody deliberately
 breaks my arm, I am not to say, “Here, break
 the other one.”)

 

 


© Copyright 2016 Elton Camp. All rights reserved.

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