Val enjoys writing rhymed poetry with a valuable message in it.
Among the privileges of being a superpower the right and the ability to make a local quarrel into a global one ranks very high.
-- Christopher Hitchens
It's about a little spoiled brat
no need to mention her name
to all mousy kids she was a cat
playing a cop was her pet game.
You may compare her to a country if you wish
or even to one quite far, but a closest friend
but definitely someone to keep on a leash
to bring her aggressiveness to its end.
Sticking her big nose in everybody's affairs
but playing threatened by all of them around
so if they took her beating the fault was theirs
while she made sure the truth is not to be found.
She lies to her folks who are so easy to fool
whole family being of same righteous kind
everyone acting sophisticated and cool
proud in their hearts, shrewd in mind.
In those many blocks surrounding
all talked whether in secret or aloud
the brat was overdue for a grounding
forced to stay home, away from crowd.
Well, sorry -- there is no happy ending
for, that little spoiled brat is still at large
it's the rules' fault they can take bending
but no need to buy it -- it's free of charge.
© 2022 Val Karas