TO THE REALLY AWFUL IDIOTS: OH DEAR, OH DEAR, ODE HERE!


Thanks,  you loud Divali folk,
for making me a racist:
Those who couldn’t give a hoot
for pets are quite the basest;
What is it that makes you morons
think that it is right
Going crackers with your bangs
for Festival of Light?

Guy Fawkes was a heritage
I had from early youth,
I then grew – to see that it was wrong,
and that’s the truth;
Those who would continue it,
you can be very sure,
All are dim more than a bit,
and very immature.

© November 2012 Colonialist (WordPress/blogs24)
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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26 Responses to TO THE REALLY AWFUL IDIOTS: OH DEAR, OH DEAR, ODE HERE!

  1. Sous Chef says:

    It was the one time I was glad that Kitty is no longer with us 😦

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  2. Intense and well written!

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  3. Ah, you too have had the fireworks. Terrifies the animals 😦

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    • colonialist says:

      It is one thing regarding which I thought we were far more enlightened than the Brits, but alas our Diwali dimwits ignore the annual storm of outrage, and once again we have many lost and injured pets this year.

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  4. Dizzy says:

    I am torn on this one, so will keep my trap shut….

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  5. footsy2 says:

    The Brits are currently celebrating Guy Fawks – on and on – for months on end I understand. Have never understood it, them being such a nation of dog lovers (the current resident dog is utterly terrified and totally inconsolable every night!) If memory serves me, fireworks were banned in SA for decades ??? So very sensible from a health and safety point of view. And as to the cost! Talk about burning money …..

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  6. The Asian says:

    We didn’t have any on Guy Fawkes but they went crazy for Diwali, even the rain didn’t stop them! And the we still had a few last night… I wasn’t impressed at all

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  7. We had a bit of noise, fortunately it wasn’t for long.

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  8. Ozzy says:

    Col I so agree with you, it is completely unnecessary to perpetuate a tradition that has nothing to do with South Africa, and while I respect Hindu’s and their traditions, anything that causes distress to animals should be banned outright. We were subjected to lots of bangs on both Guy Fawkes and Diwali but to be honest it was the crack of thunder directly overhead that shook our house and rattled our window frames that spooked our two dogs. However my previous Maltese was very sensitive to the noise of fireworks and would become very distressed even when the noise was in the distance and not that loud.

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    • colonialist says:

      Loud bangs have nothing to do with the tradition or theme of it, either. It is a festival of light, and you can make light with minimal sound.
      At last, our community has become totally respectable when it comes to Guy Fawkes. Hardly a pop.

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  9. 68ghia says:

    We had nothing for Fawkes, lots for Divali.
    Even last night I heard a few bangs.
    I dunno – it’s a cultural thing, and I understand it. I do think though that they have to centralise it, and keep it to a certain time frame, in a certain place.

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  10. Pussycat44 says:

    Not a single snap, crackle or pop was heard in my area!

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  11. newsferret says:

    Our luck held out this year
    The Fawks and Lights missed us out over here.

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  12. adinparadise says:

    Thankfully, being over here at this time of year, we miss out on the loud bangs 🙂

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