Bully

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Photograph: Sharron R. McMillan

Little Johnny Macnamare
was playing out-of-doors
having fun with trucks and things,
a child much like yours.

Then out came Susie Johnson
sucking candy on a stick,
it looked so good that Johnny
asked her for a lick.

“No, this is mine,” cried Susie.
John yelled, “You give me some
or I won’t play with you again,
and I’ll spoil all your fun.”

He grabbed the stick of candy
and threw it far away
then stood outside her gate and told
her friends they could not stay.

That night as Johnny’s mother
put supper on his plate
his dad came in and slammed the door
complaining supper was too late.

He stormed into the kitchen,
Johnny heard his mother sigh,
“Those blankety-blank electricians get
twice as much pay as I.

We are going to show them though,”
He said with open glee.
“Tomorrow we picket all their shops,
we’ll win, just wait and see.”

Like father, like son
you’d often hear him say,
and sure enough, Johnny proved him right
by bullying Susie today.

©1974 Sharron R. McMillan

Oxford Dictionary: Bully –  a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.

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3 Responses to Bully

  1. hernibs says:

    Thank you. I thought it was worth sharing after listening to the news stories of the day. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. InfiniteZip says:

    Truth put so simply, nice piece:)

    Like

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